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Huntley’s legacy lives on through community health fair

Lashun Huntley, CEO of United Health Centers, connects with members of the community during the health fair hosted by Alpha and Omega Church of Faith and Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy last weekend.

Huntley’s legacy lives on through community health fair
May 11
04:40 2017

Photo byTevin Stinson

BY TEVIN STINSON 

THE CHRONICLE

Last weekend, Alpha and Omega Church of Faith and Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy joined forces to host a health fair and community day for residents in the East Winston area.

According to event coordinators, the health fair was a tradition started by longtime community advocate Deloris Huntley over a decade ago. Deloris Huntley also was first lady of Alpha and Omega Church of Faith, which is led by her husband, Bishop John Huntley, and founder and director of The Alpha and Omega Family Institute.

Although she passed away in 2015, her husband, John Huntley, said it feels good to know that his wife’s legacy lives on through the event.

“I know this is what she would have wanted,” said Huntley. “She was very passionate about health care and helping those in need lead healthy lives. This was her vision and it feels good to continue what she started.”

This years’ event, held on the corner of Camron Avenue and 14th Street, featured free health screenings, free food, live entertainment, various vendors and games and prizes for children. Members of the Winston-Salem Police and Fire Departments were on hand as well, connecting with the people they serve.

Richard Watts, the principal at Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy, said they decided to help with the event this year to let people know that they are a part of the East Winston family as well.

“We felt this was a great opportunity for us to get involved in the community,” he said. “Most of our students live in this neighborhood so we wanted to show them that they have our support outside the classroom as well.”

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