Joan Garner Health and Wellness Fair

4th Annual Joan P. Garner walk and health Fair

4th annual Joan p. Garner walk and health Fair

Fulton County Commissioner of District 4, Vice Chair Natalie Hall and the Fulton County Board of Commissioners will honor the legacy of the late Commissioner Joan P. Garner by hosting the 4th Annual Joan P. Garner. Walk and Health Fair on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the Rodney S. Cook, Sr. Park in Historic Vine City. This year, the late Atlanta City Councilmember Ivory Lee Young, Jr. will be honored with the 2021 “Hats Off” for Public Service Award that will be presented to his wife, Rev. Shalise Steele-Young as a special tribute. 

This annual community event provides Fulton County residents and guests with the opportunity to enjoy a day filled with fun while emphasizing the importance of health and wellness. This FREE event features a concert, performers, food vendors, games for children, prizes and giveaways, community-based resources, dance and fitness interactive activities, vaccinations, health screenings, a scavenger hunt, fashion show and other activities. The Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) will be onsite to administer COVID-19 vaccinations free of charge to residents in attendance. 

The day’s events pay homage to the late Fulton County Commissioner of District 4 Joan P. Garner, who spent decades advocating for civil and human rights and health issues. She served as the Executive Director of the Historic District Development Corporation, which is the nonprofit founded by Coretta Scott King to revitalize the Old 4th Ward and Martin Luther King Historic District. During her tenure as commissioner, Joan P. Garner worked tirelessly to fight against health inequity, fought for assistance with the HIV crisis in the region, and became the Executive Sponsor of Fulton County Government’s “All People Are Healthy” strategic priority area. Commissioner Garner lost her battle with breast cancer in 2017. This will be a day that will celebrate her life, legacy, and light.
 

Schedule of Events:
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 am – Opening Ceremony
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 pm - Scavenger Hunt
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm - JPG Kid’s World Fun Activities, concert, performers, food vendors, games for children, prizes and giveaways, community-based resources, dance and fitness interactive activities, vaccinations, health screenings, a scavenger hunt, fashion show and other activities.

Limited FREE parking will be provided at the Georgia World Congress Center’s Blue Lot located between Northside Drive and Maple Street.

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