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Dahlgren Lions Club sponsors 20th annual Spring Fling, a combination flea market and health fair
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By Cathy Dyson
The Dahlgren Lions Club will host its 20th annual Spring Fling on Saturday, April 21, at the King George Citizens Center on State Route 3.
The free event combines the fun and bargains of a flea market with the vital service of providing health, fitness and safety information and screenings for the residents of the King George area.
The flea market will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., while the health fair will last from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For the sixth year, the King George Parks and Recreation Department has joined with the Lions in coordinating the Spring Fling's health fair. This year, the King George YMCA Healthy Kids Day event will be held in conjunction with the Spring Fling at the same location.
In addition to the sight and hearing screenings given by the Lions, the local health and safety community will provide various health screenings along with fitness and safety information.
Residents can meet local doctors and members of health-related organizations, obtain resources and information from local officials and on programs for seniors, and get free blood pressure checks and other health screenings.
Fun events for the kids include a bike rodeo, go-kart bikes, and games. The Healthy Kids Day 5K Run will take place before the health fair, at the King George YMCA at 8 a.m. A one-mile Kids Fun Run will start at the YMCA at 9:30 a.m.
The flea market again will feature hundreds of secondhand items contributed by local residents. The flea market is one of the club's annual fundraising events, and all money raised will be used to support the work done by Lions to help others in the local community.
This year's event is much expanded from previous years, said Larry Leonhardt, Spring Fling chairman.
For more information, call 540/538-6415 or 540/775-4386.