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Saturday, Mar 22 2014 02:07 PM

PHOTO GALLERY: Healthy Bakersfield Expo offers free screenings, more

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The Healthy Bakersfield Expo was held Saturday at the Rabobank Theater from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event was presented in part by The Bakersfield Californian and many other sponsors.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Dr. Milan Shah was one of many who made presentations to the participants at Saturday's Healthy Bakersfield Expo.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Annabella Camberos, 2, walks with her family during Saturday's Healthy Bakersfield Expo carrying a free balloon at the health fair.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The Rabobank Theater was the place to be Saturday during the Healthy Bakersfield Expo with free health screenings, Magruff the Crime Dog, Heater the Bakersfield Blaze baseball team mascot, child ID cards, baby seat installation instructions, a stage show for kids with Ronald McDonald and more.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Hundreds turned out for Saturday's Healthy Bakersfield Expo at the Rabobank Theater. Many sponsors were part of the expo presented by The Bakersfield Californian.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Marley's Mutts was on hand Saturday during the Healthy Bakersfield Expo. Also, free health screenings were offered by Cal State Bakersfield's Nursing Program, the Kern County Fire Department and more.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Bakersfield Californian columnist Herb Benham autographs his new book, "That Was Easy," for Kathy Scott during the Healthy Bakersfield Expo at the Rabobank Theater.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Bakersfield Californian columnist Herb Benham was on hand with a table set up to autograph his new book, "That Was Easy," Saturday at the Healthy Bakersfield Expo.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Bakersfield Blaze baseball team mascot "Heater" gets a hug from Alexzandra Blood on Saturday at the Rabobank Theater during the Healthy Bakersfield Expo.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The Bakersfield Blaze mascot "Heater" gets a high-five from Alexzandra Blood during Saturday's Healthy Bakersfield Expo.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    During Saturday's Healthy Bakersfield Expo, Kern County Fire Capt. Rob Pelmear helps Cameron Lindquist off the fire engine while his father, Benjamin Lindquist, pushes Derek in the stroller.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Many came out to the Rabobank Saturday for the free Healthy Bakersfield Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. People were able to receive health screenings.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Stacy Morse pets Sonar, who was at the Healthy Bakersfield Expo at the Rabobank on March 22 with Marley's Mutts.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Dejon Jernagin and Cynthia Mendez.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Sue Eicher and Doris Goff.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Nicole Wright and Craig Montoya.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Kassandra Rios, left, Jackie Aguilar and Maria Rodriguez.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Jose Mendez, left, E.C. Rosa and Derek Oglesby.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Miriam Villanueva and Robin Mattingly.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Carola Rupert Enriquez and Carstin Goemanne.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Ana Aguirre and Monica Ochoa.

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    Jaqui Traynor and Elijah Gamez.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

For people looking for free health screenings, fitness information and fun, too, the Rabobank Theater was the place to be Saturday.

That was the location of the fifth annual Healthy Bakersfield Expo, presented by The Bakersfield Californian with several local sponsors.

The event included a variety of vendors who offered new products, information on financial planning, assisted living and health, shopping, recreation opportunities and more.

It continues until 4 p.m. Saturday.

Californian photographer Casey Christie shares these images from the day.

 

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