Ocean Pines’ first-ever Holistic Health Fair, held on May 19 at the Ocean Pines Community Center, drew a robust crowd looking to learn about healthy living practices that go beyond traditional medicine.
More than 20 vendors participated in the event, representing everything from massage, acupuncture and chiropractic to essential oils, crystals and energy therapy.
Brittany Jarman, a program supervisor with the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department and the event’s organizer, said she was excited by the turnout, which was impressive for a new program. Based on the positive feedback she received from this year’s health fair she’s hoping to organize another within the next year.
“I hope to find more vendors to participate and have this event become well-known in the area and have people from all over join,” said Jarman.
More importantly, the event helped to introduce the public to a sector of the local business community with which they might not be familiar.
Jarman said, “I personally learned so much by talking to each and every vendor and I believe that everyone could benefit from at least one of the holistic health approaches.”
For information about additional recreation programs, call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052 or visit OceanPines.org.