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Front Page November 17, 2015  RSS feed

Leon County Health Fair sees record attendance

By Sherry Matney


The Buffalo Junior High Cheerleaders were among 241 students who attended the Leon County Health Fair. Sherry’s Shots The Buffalo Junior High Cheerleaders were among 241 students who attended the Leon County Health Fair. Sherry’s Shots On Tuesday, November 10th Leon County celebrated at least 10 years of the Leon County Health Fair, this time at the Leon County Expo Center. According to Donna Danford, Executive Director of the Leon County Health Resource Center, more than 500 individuals attended the event.

To be precise, a total of 241 6th grade students attended from all five Leon County schools. The kids given the opportunity to explore the various displays and were invited to make their own smoothies using a bicycle as the power. Then some students got a tour of the Air Evac helicopter, some toured the Centerville fire truck and some the ambulance.

Additionally, 251 Leon County citizens took advantage of the event. This included members of the Master Gardeners and Extension Clubs in the county who volunteered to keep things flowing smoothly. Dr. Mary Helen Morrow and her nurse, Michaelene Perry volunteered their time as well.

Seventy-two vendors set up stations to discuss various health care needs. Woody’s Smokehouse in Centerville donated flu shots. The Air-Evac helicopter, Centerville fire truck and an ambulance were on hand for the students to tour and take pictures.

A special thanks from Danford to Broken Star Restaurant, Woody’s, Parrot Donuts, Donut Palace, Saved by Grace Ministries, G Force Graphics, and Brookshire Brothers for their generous donations.

Thanks to The Buffalo Press, The Buffalo Express, The Jewett Messenger, The Centerville News and The Normangee Star for their support.


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