To welcome this spring season, L.A. Councilwoman Heather Hutt, the Tabor family and KJLH Free Radio Station hosted the first annual Spring Fest LA – the ultimate event for health, wellness and family fun – at the Michelle and Barack Obama Rancho Cienega Park in South Los Angeles on Saturday, April 8.
With attendance numbers in the hundreds, California weather did not disappoint while DJ AyJaye kept everyone on their feet! From health, wellness, games to food, families enjoyed a wide range of activities from local vendors and health organizations.
Spring Fest LA featured free blood pressure checks from Cedars-Sinai, free HIV testing from AHF Health, as well as free Covid test kits for community members to take home. Hutt’s main goal was to bring the community together to give back, create a moment to focus on health and enrich the youth.
“Our community can have a disinvestment when it comes to health, and today, I hope that everyone will stop by these booths, get some health screenings, take home any other resources you may need. Most of all, we are happy to be outside and share this event together,” shared the councilwoman.
This event was a beautiful intersection of health and fun, said a representative of the Tabor Family, who added, “This is a way for us to build our community, give back and collaborate that is the beauty of today.”
While the community could take care of their health needs, the kids had a number of fun activities to take part in from face painting by Payasita Dulce to Traveling Tide Pools where they could interact with a number of aquatic animals to bounce houses where youth could enjoy themselves to viewing a performance from 13-year-old rap duo, the Imperial Twins, who took home the show.
Explaining why she attended with her goddaughters and nieces, community member Vanetta Smith said, “We were at the park for tee-ball and heard about this free event. I wanted to support the kids and they are having a ball!”
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