The Memorial Medical Center in Port Lavaca held its annual Health Fair on May 10th, combining fun and learning about various and diverse aspects of personal health care.
Beyond the free popcorn and the bouncy castle, there was also a message to local residents to be aware of the individual health of themselves and their loved ones.
Booths and tables at the fair featured subjects from drug abuse to sleep disorder, each with a message of hope as well as facts. The fair’s slogans, “so much…so close” and “making miracles happen” relay the inspiration for the health fair.
In addition to walking away with valuable information on a variety of subjects, testing was also made available free of charge to all attending. Visitors could test their blood pressure, glucose or cholesterol levels and their body composition.
Fair goers could also enter to win some of the various health related door prizes available at the fair, such as free personalized screening from many area medical offices or one of the various prize packages donated to the cause.
Entertainment was also provided, with the CHS jazz band performing as well as being able to get a good look at the Port Lavaca Fire Department main engines. Children could also get their face painted while meeting some local favorites such as a mouse from the Calhoun County Library, a shake and tater tot from Sonic’s and the fire department’s resident mascot dalmatian.