The Fourth Annual Benton County Community Health & Wellness Fair was well attended by the community with over 450 people in attendance. Over 50 different displays showcased a wide range of health, wellness and community services at this one-day event. As the title sponsor, Virginia Gay Hospital is pleased to sponsor this event that provides awareness to the public of all the services available in our community.

Winners of prize drawings provided by many of the participating vendors are:

Prize #1 – Ted Jessen

Prize #2 – Matt Stickley

Prize #3 – Karrie Hamling

Prize #4 – Bobbie Bell

Prize #5 – Camron Hall

Prize #6 – Leona Ender

Prize #7 – Tammy Hepker

Prize #8 – Kristie Davis

Prize #9 – Calli Torres

Winners may pick up their prizes at Virginia Gay Hospital. Please call Robin Martin 472-6375 with any questions.

Virginia Gay Hospital extends a special a thank you to all the heroes who stepped up to make this event a great success including Dave Kelchen, Fareway Manager for providing the weather radios along with Justin Gehrtz and KCRG for programming and distributing them; Mary Jo Hainstock, Matt Kingsbury, Andrew Noe and Les Bearbower for the use of the VSHS Gym and all the efforts to make this possible; all of the VGH volunteers who gave of their time; Alan Merchant and VPRD for use and transportation of tables and super-sized games.  Thanks also goes to Teresa Erger and REFIT; Melissa Schwan, Matt Phippen, Jim Mayhew and VORC; Vinton Guild of Fine Arts; HACAP; Vinton Lions Club and KZIA for providing entertaining and engaging activities for all the participants. And included in the list of thanks are Marcy Horst and the all the student volunteers who provided the superhero appearances for the day. And heartfelt thanks goes to our local emergency services including the police department, sheriff’s department, ambulance and fire department not only for their participation in this event but for all they do year round. You are heroes to us every day and we thank you for being a part of this community event.

Thank you  – Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation