Thank yous are extended to the forty-two health related agencies, speakers, support staff and attendees for making the 21st Annual Bloom-Vernon Community Health Fair a tremendous success.
Those providing services such as tests, screens, referrals, general information, etc., included: ABLE, Alcohol Awareness, Alternative Nursing Care, Alzheimer’s Foundation, America’s Foot Center, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Area Agency on Aging, Board of Development Disabilities, Beltone, Best Care, Dr. Teresa Martin-Boggs, Collins Career Center, Counseling Center, Community Action Head Start, Community Action Early Head Start, Crystal Care, Curves, Daymar, Genesis, Interim Home Health Care, Hallmark Home Health Care, Heartland of Portsmouth, Heartland of Jackson, Help Me Grow, Leading Respiratory Services, Parkinson’s Disease, Riverbend, Scioto County Sheriff’s Department, Senior Center-USSDA, Shawnee Mental Health, Shawnee State University, Solace, Smith’s Pharmacy, South Webster Fire and EMS, Southern Ohio Sexual Assault Treatment Center, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Task Force on Domestic Violence, Tri-State Rehab, University of Rio Grande, WIC and Zisalus Sciences.
Gratitude is also extended to our four area hospitals providing invaluable services. They were: Kings Daughter’s Medical Center, Holzer, Our Lady of Bellefonte and for the twenty-first consecutive year, Southern Ohio Medical Center. Also, to Kings Daughter’s for providing a mobile unit and mammography bus and to our local Key Club for assisting with the American Red Cross Blood Drive.
In addition to the exhibitors, students for the first time welcomed guest speakers into specific classrooms or designated areas and were able to learn more about health topics such as poisons and drugs, chemical dependencies, abstinence, teen pregnancy and anatomy. Guest speakers included Troy Gahm, Alan Siebel, Denise Hurley, Kim Kammler and Neil Evans.
It was estimated close to one thousand students, staff, Over 55 Club members from South Webster and Vernon Township and community members participated in this worthwhile event. Plans are being made for next year’s Health Fair, which is always the third Wednesday in April, which will be, April 18, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.