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Spark in the Park

Kickstart your summer with a fun and free afternoon from your friends at Scheurer! Back for a second year, we are hostingSpark in the Park for everyone from one-month-old to 100. It takes place Friday, June 8,2018from 3-7pm at the Pigeon Recreation Park and we will be offering free massages, blood pressure screenings, fitness activities paraffin wax hand dips, first aid kits, healthy snacks, a light dinner and a huge grand prize drawing at the very end. The best part is that the entire event is free and all are welcome!

Jeanne Putman offers light exercise techniques to stay more limber on a daily basis

If anyone can recall our inaugural Spark in the Park in 2017, Mother Nature wanted to see how quick we were on our feet. That morning, more than an inch of rain came down and flooded where the event was supposed to take place. But because of the dedication and willingness of our Scheurer team, we moved the entire party to higher (and drier) ground with time to spare. This year, we *think* that we are ready for whatever the weather will throw at us. Spark in the Park this year is shifting down to the main area of the Pigeon Recreation Park near the Pigeon Band Shell. This will allow us more space to host our activities, especially the giant inflatables. Last year, because of the wet weather, we were forced to cancel the inflatables, so we are excited to debut them again on June 8th.

Spark in the Park
Friday, June 8, 2018 | 3-7pm
Pigeon Recreation Park, Pigeon, MI (near the bandshell)

Blood Pressure Screeenings | Massages | First Aid Kits | Healthy Snacks | Fitness Activities | INFLATABLES | Paraffin Wax Hand Dips | Light Dinner | Grand Prize Drawings | Much More!

Wellness is the name of the game. Studies show that longer and healthier lives can be achieved by just being more active and health-conscious in our everyday activities. That's what this entire event is about. We want to help you find the modes of exercise and eating habits that are sustainable and not just a 15-day fad. As an organization, our vision of Better Health. Better Life. makes it our responsibility to keep our community healthy. Nearly every day, we host employee walks for our teammates, offer healthy meal options as well as tips and tricks on wellness. That mantra and vision are what created the desire for an event like Spark in the Park.

Attendees receive a free light and healthy dinner. Last year, we offered sandwich wraps, fresh fruit and a variety of salads

Who doesn't love a free chair massage?

Mandy Brondyke takes some attendees through some stretches that anyone can do while at their office desk

If you recall, each year Scheurer hosted the area's largest community health fair with lab tests and a number of different screenings. But as the healthcare environment has evolved, including the implementation and changes of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. citizens do not need to rely on free health fairs to obtain those results. In most, if not all insurance plans, annual wellness checks are included in its coverage -- especially with Medicare. We found that our once-heavily-relied-on event was no longer useful. So we went back to the drawing board and created the most essential, and fun event that we could create. Now, Spark in the Park is fast approaching for the second time.

The Scheurer Path to Fitness is now up and running and more amenities are added by the day. As part of last year's festivities, we held the official ribbon cutting with representatives from the Village of Pigeon and the local area businesses that made it possible. Altogether, it took over $200,000 to make the walking path a reality. Now, there are LED lights illuminating the track for year-round and round-the-clock use. Large, 15-foot trees are now being planted and grass is starting to come in nicely around the asphalt. A very large and beautiful sign is being designed currently to show our appreciation to those that made it possible. We'll have more on the Scheurer Path to Fitness in another blog post soon.

Last year's ribbon cutting for the opening of the Scheurer Path to Fitness

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