GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- An educated community is a healthy community, and on Thursday in Greencastle about 500 people had an opportunity to get a little smarter and a little healthier.
Held in conjunction with Old Home Week festivities, the first Healthy Community Fest sponsored by Pennsylvania State Representative Todd Rock, Summit Health and Waste Management, brought together several medical, environmental and state government entities to provide education and information to the community.
Rock said he hoped the event "would be a way to involve the whole community."
"We wanted to provide education on health issues, the environment and all we can do at the state level...all in one place," Rock said.
The event took about eight months to plan, Rock said, adding that he hoped people learned more about the services available at his office in Greencastle, including obtaining birth certificates.