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The Garza County Healthcare District hosted a Health Fair on Thursday, March 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event, which was held at the Post Community Center, featured 23 vendors including Post Family Dentistry, Hometown Pharmacy and even the Post Public Library.
At the free event, attendees not only visited with vendors but received important health screenings.
The Garza County Health Clinic, complete with new provider Sarah Hite, FN-P, provided glucose and blood pressure testing. Calvert Home Health provided cholesterol testing and the EMS provided EKG’s.
“There were 21 free EKG’s given and approximately 40 people stopped in and had their blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol all checked,” Garza County Health Care District Administrator Brandy Fannon said.
Although the Health Fair has not taken place in over a year, Fannon believes that the event was still a success in the community.
“I believe the event went pretty well for it being the first time we have had one in a couple of years as well as people being out of town for track meets and stock shows,” she said.
In the future, the Healthcare District hopes to grow the Health Fair.
“We plan to continue having the health fair,” Fannon said. “We hope that it gets bigger each time with more vendors and public attending.”
The Healthcare District’s main goal for the Health Fair, however, is keeping the community updated.
“The Healthcare District wants to keep the community informed about what services are available in Garza County,” Fannon said. “The Health Fair is one way to get all that information in one place at one time.”