Wellness fair set for Friday

AMSTERDAM – The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Montgomery-Fulton-Hamilton counties will have a wellness community fair from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at the Riverfront Center on the second floor.

The event will include a local author and book signing, art show, local restaurants “salad wars,” silent auctions, healing touch and acupuncture, community information, live music, puppet show, raffles and prizes, a news release said.

Fundraisers include:

– There will be a barbecue from 4 to 5:30 p.m. with pickup-only by True Value. The cost will be $12.50 a meal, which includes a half chicken, salt potatoes, coleslaw, buttered roll, beverage and dessert. The tickets are presale; call 843-3261.

– Great Escape: The cost will be $25 a ticket. Tickets are presale; call 843-3261 or visit www.sixflags.com/greatescape with promo code NAMIMFH.

A portion of all ticket sales will benefit NAMI, the release said.