Iredell-Statesville Schools, in partnership with the school health advisory council, hosted a Wellness Day event on Friday for district personnel on Friday morning.

About 25 business partners shared information and performed health screenings during the event at the Statesville Civic Center.

“We’ve had a great turnout. This is just a fun and end-of-year event that features movement, guided relaxation, art, chair yoga, health and wellness checks and a food show,” said organizer Karen Kerley, with the school health advisory council.

The purpose of the event is to alleviate stress and promote mental health for I-SS personnel. Close to 700 employees pre-registered and dropped in at different times.

The school health advisory council has not hosted as many in-person events since the onset of the pandemic in March of 2020, and Kerley said that it was nice to see everyone coming together.

“Everyone has been so appreciative and are having fun,” she said.

Tina Wilson, child nutrition director, organized the wellness food show, which had a Cinco de Mayo theme.

“This is our first food show. All vendors represent our own school menu that we serve,” Wilson said. “We thought this would be a great way for everyone to test out the foods.”

More than 20 local vendors served up fresh produce, snacks and other items seen in the school lunchroom.

Door prizes included a big screen TV, Apple Air pods, Apple Watch, Yeti Cooler and more.