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Streets Alive fair held near Capitol

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By: Lauren Fabrizi

Hundreds of people took to downtown Lincoln Sunday for the 3rd annual Streets Alive event.

Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln hosted the fair. From karate and bike groups to natural food groups, there were more than 100 health and fitness related non–profits on hand promoting their messages.

"It's just great to see a lot of the families." organizer Bob Rauner said. "There's a lot of people with their kids. We tend to put them in more diverse neighborhoods too, who sometimes don't always get these fairs in their neighborhoods."

With a variety of games and music, and some healthy treats like smoothies blended from pedaling a bike, there was something for everyone.

"Playing the games they got going, getting the apples and the candy and all that stuff," Brandon Shepherd said.

"Playing outside, having fun," Kaine Ngirchoimei added.

Whether people walked, biked or danced, the message was the same - no driving allowed - all to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Those representing the non–profits said they were pleased with this year's showing.

"Every year it seems to be getting a little bigger and bigger," Wesley Trout said. "I've been encouraged by the turn out for this."

Streets Alive organizers said they plan to hold the event again next year. They hope the turnout will continue to grow.

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