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Health, faith and heritage at Willow Hill this weekend
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Willow Hilll Heritage and Renaissance Center Board President Alvin Jackson, left, gives Ann Parker, 4, and brother John, 6, a gander at a working Victrola during the first Heritage Festival in 2011. The children had never seen a record player before. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/file
As the Willow Hill Heritage Festival and Health Fair, the sixth annual event at the historic Willow Hill School near Portal puts a renewed emphasis on health. But this weekend’s festival also offers bike rides, children’s games, faith-centered elements from a prayer breakfast to a gospel concert and heritage through permanent exhibits and a “pop up” museum. Free screenings for diabetes and high blood pressure are being offered Saturday for the first time since the inaugural Willow Hill Festival in 2011, said Gayle Jackson, development director for the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center.
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