Health event includes food trucks, games

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 04:50 PM

Durham County Department of Public Health officials will host a celebration of Public Health Month on Friday with food trucks, games and more.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Durham County Human Services Building at 414 E. Main St.
To accommodate activities for the event, South Dillard Street will be closed to traffic from 2 to 8 p.m. between Main and Ramseur streets. Access to the Human Services Building visitor parking lot will be available by using the South Elizabeth Street entrance.
The event will include food trucks, games, an inflatable obstacle course, music, exercise demonstrations, special guest appearances, giveaways, health screenings and information on the department’s services and resources. A brief program highlighting the early years of the department, as well as reflections from retirees, will also take place.
“This is an excellent opportunity to bring family and friends to learn what we’re really all about,” said Durham County Public Health Director Gayle Harris. “What we do really shouldn’t be confined to a week or a month out of the year, and it isn’t. For over 100 years, the Durham County Department of Public Health has affected the lives of every resident, every day, and we will continue that legacy of preventing disease, promoting health, and protecting health and the environment for future generations.”
For information about the event or any of the department’s programs and services, call 919-560-7600 or visit www.dconc.gov/publichealth.