Mental health, fair walk set for Saturday


JACKSON CENTER — A mental health fair and walk, sponsored by Kendall Hilbun and Laynee Shields along with the Jackson Center FCCLA, will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Tiger Trail Park behind Grace Lutheran Church, 607 S. Main St, Jackson Center.

Participating in the event is Tri County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services, NAMI Darke, Miami and Shelby Counties, Plastipak, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Homegrown Yoga, Wildly Healthy Meisha, Tapestry Healing Art Center, K-9 Army Dog Training, Massage Therapy by Rachel Kerrigan, Hammer and Stain, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Maliya Galleries Progress Professional Counseling & Consultation.

There will be a photo booth, raffle and 50/50 drawing. The demonstration and presentations are free.

The walk will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Walkers will support mental health and create a supportive community. Walk throughout the day or register a team and get a free raffle ticket per team member. Register by text to 937-726-6358 with team name, time, and number of walkers.

At 11 a.m. Progress Professional Counseling & Consultation will host speaker Darin Dodds, who is a licensed counselor dedicated to providing his patiends with the highest level of care. He specializes in working with adults and teenagers and a wide variety of behavioral health and substance use symptoms, family and relationship dynamics, faith and spirituality, career interest and criminal behavior.

At noon, a Homegrown Yoga demonstration will be held. Homegrown Yoga is dedicated to giving back to the community. They bring evidence-based trauma sensitive yoga into the community.

At 1 p.m., speaker Meisha Osorio, a certified Holistic Health Coach, will share how she used her knowledge to overcome anxiety. She will speak on healthy foods that support mental health, how a weaknesses is actually a superpower, ways to clean up a home and plate to support a toxic-free lifestyle and how to own progress and forget perfection.

From 2-3 p.m., live music will be organized by Daniel McPherson. From 3-3:30 p.m., trick or treat will be held. At 3:30 p.m., magician Zach Welly will share his magic tricks with the audience.

From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hammer and Stain will showcase a few of their projects that they offer and talk about what they do at the business. Preordered home kits will be available for pick up.