Warm weather draws large crowd to Belmar Wellness Fair

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Pete Orlando of the Belmar First Aid Squad [left] does a blood pressure check for Ligia Albanese during the Wellness Fair at the Taylor Pavilion on Sunday, Jan. 11. PHOTO BY STEVE WEXLER

BELMAR — As surprisingly warm January weather drew people out of their homes on Sunday and to the Belmar boardwalk, many took time to visit the first Belmar Wellness Fair taking place in the Taylor Pavilion.

The wellness fair was organized by Erin Dillon, founder of the meal preparation company Whole Happy, and Claire Deicke, founder of Belmar Cares – a support group for women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Although the event was free to attendees and vendors alike, a table was set up at the entrance to accept donations for Belmar Cares.

“I couldn’t have even dreamed about the weather being this nice,” Ms. Dillon said, conveying her delight in the event’s turnout. “I would definitely like it to be a yearly thing.”

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