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Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market Encourages Community to Drink Up

July 29, 2016 | Community News, Community News and Media, Trenton

The Trenton community learned the importance of staying hydrated during the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market Water Fest Event on July 25th. As part of the special event, many families took home free cases of canned water thanks to a generous donation from CannedWater4Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing clean drinking water to children internationally. Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) Drink Up donated BPA-free water bottles to encourage community residents to drink more water.

Most people don’t drink enough water on a regular basis,” said Marissa Davis, Project Director, New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids – Trenton.

“When it’s hot, our bodies lose water faster than normal, so it’s important to encourage Trenton families to make a conscious effort to drink water—especially when they are more active in the summer.”

As the heat index soared to 100 degrees on the day of the Water Fest, children and adults stayed cool by enjoying the giant and inflatable 22 ft. water slide. Educational water-themed activities like the ‘Sewer in a Suitcase’ allowed market visitors to get a firsthand look at how the city’s water infrastructure operates, highlighting the importance of conserving water whenever possible. Members of Trenton Fire Department led fire truck tours showing children how they use water to put out fires.

To stay informed of upcoming Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market happenings, go to the website and Facebook page. For more information about the PHA’s Drink Up Campaign, visit their website.

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