It was a perfect opportunity to get moving and be active this past Saturday in Jonestown for Summer Fest 2019.

Photographer Ashley Walter was there for LebTown to capture the scene.

The free, fitness-oriented event was hosted at Jonestown Community Park by Better Together Lebanon, with additional involvement by SARCC, Lebanon County Library System, Lebanon YMCA, WellSpan Health, and the Community Health Council of Lebanon County.

The day began around 9am with the SARCC 5K. The race benefitted SARCC, or the Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center, which operates a counseling center at 615 Cumberland St in Lebanon.

Luis Miranda from Lebanon took 1st overall in the 5K race.

Elias Adams from Jonestown took 2nd overall in the 5K.

Mike Sechrist from Lebanon placed 3rd overall in the 5K.

Julie Hess from Palmyra following finishing the 5K race. Hess was 5th finisher overall and the 1st women finisher.

Medals received by those who completed the SARCC 5K.

Chase Harmon, 4, of Jonestown receives some body art at Summer Fest on Saturday.

Clarissa Schamber, 11, from Ono gets face paint.

Kalina Schamber, 8, from Ono checks her reflection after a face paint session.

WellSpan Community Wellness Coordinator Melanie Wells led a yoga session on the tennis courts after the SARCC 5K.

Jessica Cheslock of Jonestown participates in yoga.

Ellayna Monett, 3, shoots basketball while Samantha Serrano, 1, watches. Serrano is held by Alex Vernon. All from Lebanon.

Ever played elephant pickup? Jacque Cowen, 7, and Jilliana Cowen, 11, both of Hershey, give it a go. In the game you need to knock over water balls with a tennis ball in pantyhose.

Jilliana Cowen, 11, of Hershey shows off her hula hoop ability.

Other activities during Summer Fest included a 3v3 basketball tournament, a couple short hikes, street hockey, and more.

Better Together Lebanon is operated by Penn State PRO Wellness in partnership with Lebanon County philanthropist Dr. Jeanne Arnold. Learn more about the organization’s community health efforts here.


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