USCPRC Participates in Fairfield County FAN Fun Festival

March 30, 2017

On March 25, the Fairfield Community Coordinating Council (the group that serves as the community advisory board for the USC PRC) held a “FAN Fun Festival” in Winnsboro, SC. The community event, which included participation from Senator Mike Fanning (District 17), Representative MaryGail Douglas (District 41), and County Councilperson Billy Smith, Jr. (Chairman, District 7), celebrated the accomplishments of churches in Fairfield County, SC that created healthier environments for church members and the community. Churches displayed their FAN activities, and residents had the opportunity to learn more about local health resources. Fifty-five churches took part in the Faith, Activity, and Nutrition (FAN) Program, representing 42% of churches in the county. Churches continue to implement activities in the areas of physical activity and healthy eating.

Members of the Fairfield Community Coordinating Council attended the celebration. Pictured are representatives from Fairfield Behavioral Health Services (Vernon Kennedy Sr. and Cheryl Goodwin, second from right), Agape Hospice (Tiffany Miller), Representative Mary Gail Douglas (District 41), County Councilperson Billy Smith, Jr. (Chairman, District 7), Senator Mike Fanning (District 17), USC Prevention Research Center (Sara Wilcox and Maxine Mixon, far right), Fairfield Memorial Hospital (Earnestine Williams), Fairfield County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (LaVelma Toland), Clemson Extension 4-H (Jennifer Stevens), SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (Candra Riley), Fairfield County First Steps (Patti Wilkes), Federation of Families of SC (Pheobe Malloy and Rowland Malloy), Ms. Sarah McMaster, Former Director of the Fairfield County Library (retired),Upper Midlands Rural Healthcare Network (Karen Nichols).

Each of the FAN churches in attendance were recognized and presented with a certificate.
Pictured are: County Councilperson Billy Smith, Jr., Senator Mike Fanning (District 17), Bethlehem Church Representative Edith Evans Boulware, PRC Director Sara Wilcox, and Representative MaryGail Douglas (District 41).

Mrs. Queen Davis, FAN Coordinator (pictured) of St. John Baptist Church, located in Anderson Quarry, SC where Reverend Tommy Dodd. Jr. is the pastor displays a number of their FAN activities, included a wonderful church cookbook.

New Hope AME Church displays a few of the many ways they have engaged church members.
(Reverend John G. Davis and Ms. Gail Davis, FAN Coordinator)