VMH “Family Wellness Fair” enjoyed by many during National Hospital Week

VMH Family Wellness Fair ...
Pictured is a scene from the hallways at the 19th Annual Family Wellness Fair hosted by Veterans Memorial Hospital Wednesday, May 11. Over 45 area agencies that serve Allamakee and Clayton counties attended the fair as vendors, offering information, games and gifts to everyone who visited their table. Submitted photo.

The 19th annual “Family Wellness Fair” was held Wednesday, May 11 at Veterans Memorial Hospital.  Over 350 individuals attended the wellness fair despite the rainy weather and enjoyed all the information and activities provided by over 45 agencies and businesses that serve Allamakee and northern Clayton counties. 

Veterans Memorial Hospital sponsored a health fair at the event and offered many free health tests, assessments and information throughout the evening.  Both the Mayo Waukon Clinic and Gundersen Waukon Clinic were in attendance as well.  Nutritious snacks were offered compliments of the hospital’s Nutrition Services department.

Entertainment was provided by Klyde Thinger the Clown and Paul Kammarmeyer “Greenie” of Manchester, who provided balloon art at the main entrance.  Face painting was also performed by Lori Ross.  The Waukon Fire Department had a fire truck on site for viewing plus Veterans Memorial Hospital had two ambulances on display.  In addition, Tae Kwon Do demonstrations were given in the Healthy Lifestyles Rehabilitation Center and the new local radio station, KMRV 99.1 was broadcasting from the fair.

This family event is held each spring and is free and open to all members of the area communities.