Health fair was good start

Published 10:25 pm Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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To the editor:

I am writing in response to the article titled “Health fair educates Suffolk community,” published in your newspaper on March 3, 2020.

It is encouraging to see the community I have grown up in come together to help educate others on prevalent health issues. We live in an age where neighbor relationships are becoming almost unheard of. However, there is a strength in strong social ties that can overcome almost anything. In the past, helping a neighbor was done in an instant and was simply the common thing to do. Everyone was connected, and everyone pitched in if there was ever any need.

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This health fair seemed to be a step in the right direction of getting back to those good neighborly ties. Health is an issue that I believe can be helped with a large community of support rather than a single individual carrying the weight of it on their shoulders.

It is my hope that this health fair brought more people together, educated many and started social ties to fellow neighbors that will never be broken.

Elizabeth Larson