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Case of the Blues helps fight child obesity in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash.- Case of the Blues attracts several thousand people every year, many from points all over the Pacific Northwest. The event highlights local food, wine, beer and music.

"It's just really fun because I always see people that I haven't seen in forever just because you get busy with work and different things and they're all there. It's nice to be able to have that," said Angela Wentz, a member of the Junior League of Yakima.

There's more to it than just the fun. Junior League uses half the money raised at the event to teach children and families about the importance of nutrition. A study shows Yakima County is one of the fattest counties in the nation and Junior League members say they're trying to change that statistic.

"Teaching kids now on how to eat nutritiously and what is proper and how to feel good," said Wentz.

Junior League's focus this year is to fight childhood obesity in Yakima. They provide backpacks with healthy food, nutritional guidelines and even show families how to eat healthy on a budget. 

 Money earned from the event also supports the Yakima Greenway Foundation. 

 Case of the Blues is on Saturday August 21st at the Sarg Hubbard Park in Yakima. Tickets are on sale and will be sold at the door.