MADISON — Boone Memorial Hospital hosted its annual health fair at the Madison Civic Center on Oct. 5 The theme of the day was focused on super heroes, with many of the resource stations manned by various caped crusaders.
Healthcare professionals were on site to do flu shots, blood work and ultrasounds. There were also representatives from various other hospital departments including the ER, dermatology, cardiology and their Black Lung Center.
Various community organizations were on hand and available to attendees. Representatives were providing resource information, educational instructions and free gifts of all kinds.
Attendees also enjoyed food, local music, corn hole and door prizes. Local organizers were even given space to promote upcoming events like the Witches Ride happening in Madison on Oct. 19. Trish Price, manning the local Rotary Club booth, was on hand to provide information on vaccinations.
The Ladies Auxiliary were there, continuing their never-ending mission to recruit healthcare professionals. Boone’s native son and highly publicized new dermatologist, Shane Cook, was on site helping man his department’s booth and making rounds to speak to people individually.
Local State Sen. Ron Stollings was also in attendance with his “In October we wear pink” shirt.
People ate, danced, got silly, played, learned a little, and above all else enjoyed themselves. There was even a costume contest.
Michelle Ford of Children’s Home Society added, “Boone Memorial Hospital put on another successful health fair... Many event booths were present to present to the community about health-related topics.”
The health fair also served as a chance for the Children’s Home Society to conduct some outreach.
“As foster care numbers have soared in recent years, more children in West Virginia are in need of a safe and loving homes, where their physical, social, emotional, mental and educational needs can be met,” said Ford, who encouraged anyone interested in fostering or adopting to contact Children’s Home Society.
The announcement of the winners of specific drawings, the costume contest and the last of the door prizes brought the event to a close.
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