Some special announcements: Health fair, home burned, praying for miracle and volleyball

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From noon until 5 p.m. Aug. 9, a health fair at Finley Gym offers a variety of information with a focus on children going back to school. There will be blood pressure and diabetes checks, as well as free bicycle helmets, water bottles and information on all health related issues.
Agencies represented include Molina Health Care, Presbyterian Health Care, the Mayor’s Health Task Force, Healthy Kids of Socorro, Tiny Teeth, Alberta House, the Lion’s Club and others.

A family of five in Alamo lost their home to a fire Friday after a lightning strike.
They lost their home and all their belongings; they need everything from blankets to clothing and food.
Planning to rebuild their home, they would be grateful for any building materials as well.
To make a donation contact the collection coordinator, Denise Ganadonegro at the Alamo Chapter House, at 575-854-2686.
County manager Delilah Walsh will also collect donations at her office, 210 Park St. in Socorro, on Aug. 8. Those donations will be delivered to the family Friday.

San Miguel Catholic Church will hold a special prayer and healing service Saturday for Sandi Rae Padilla Chavez, a two-time cancer survivor who has been attacked by the disease once more.
Father Andy Pavlak said Chavez has been given a year to live, but she is determined to watch her youngest daughter graduate in two years. He said the event will be held at 10 a.m. and he will be asking for a miracle healing in the name of Pope John XXIII. Pavlak said everyone in the community is invited to this event.

At 7 p.m. Aug. 9 the overnight grass volleyball tournament starts at Sedillo Park. According to Socorro city recreation director Josh Kerns, there are already 21 teams signed up to play, comprising about 200 people. For more information call Kerns at 505-573-7646.