2017 Health Fair
A highly dedicated and motivated team made the 2017 Health Fair a very well organized, successful event. Over 300 participants attended the event and had the opportunity to take advantage of 5 free health screenings and 27 exhibits. The exhibits included a chance to visit with the Med Evac helicopter crew and actually tour the helicopter which was on display at the football field just steps away from the event. Organizations who played a key role in the event were 9 Health, The Haxtun Lions Club, and Haxtun Hospital District in addition to many volunteers who give of their time and talents every year to serve the community.
Attendees also had the opportunity to win a Health and Wellness drawing sponsored by Haxtun Hospital. Two winners, one female and one male, were picked from those who entered the drawing. The winners receive a private luncheon with HHD CEO, Larry Schrage, and a special VIP tour of the various departments within the hospital. They also receive the opportunity to schedule a free, private consultation with the HHD Physical Therapist and the HHD Pharmacist at their convenience.
It takes a tremendous amount of planning, numerous personal contacts and phone calls, a great deal of flexibility and patience, and hours of set-up and clean-up time to put this event together. Yet in the end, everyone gladly gives of their time to do all these things because they know there is a remarkable opportunity to change lives. Enhancing the lives of others is really what life is all about and on April 8, 2017, this tremendous group of individuals did that amazingly well.