Over 600 families, kids and fitness enthusiasts gathered at Boyertown Junior High West on Saturday for the 12th annual Wellness Fair hosted by the Wellness Council of Boyertown.

The day included over 50 vendors, exercise demonstrations, seminars and a young chefs competition. By promote healthy living, the Wellness Council of Boyertown hope the fair will help residents connect with local wellness resource organizations and businesses.

In addition to the vendors, guests were also treated to a special kids cooking competition. Six students from surrounding Berks and Montgomery Elementary schools competed as finalists in the schools cafeteria.

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With each team handing out free samples, it wasn’t surprising the line to vote reached out the door. A few delicious snacks on the menu included an Avocado, Black Bean and Corn Salad, a Fruit Parfait served in a mini ice cream cone and a uniquely styled Hummus Sushi.

Kids Celebrity Chef Finalist

1st Place, Maddigan D. – Boyertown Elementary
Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad

2nd Place, Keira C. – Earl Elementary
Keira’s Beery Boppin’ Smoothie

3rd Place, Calvin M. – Colebrookdale Elementary

Fruit Parfait (in ice cream cone)

Judges Pick, Sharen B. – NHUF Elementary
Hummus Sushi

Honorable Mention, Zack M. – Washington Elementary
Zack’s Choc. Blueberry Protein Snacks

Honorable Mention, Mia M. – Gilbertsville Elementary
DIY Fruity FroYo Go-Cups