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Thinking healthy

Friday, February 12, 2010

David Kanagy of Midwest Windows, located in Parke County, is one of several vendors that will be on hand at the 2010 Clay County Home Health and Family Expo Feb. 20.
Health, Family Expo set

Later this month, Crossroads Communications will conduct the 20th Clay County Home Health and Family Expo.

The event will take place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19-20, at the National Guard Armory of Brazil on State Road 59.

Crossroads Communications President Mike Petersen said the first expo took place in 1991.

"There was no event of its kind in Clay County and we saw a way to bring people together during the winter months, before farmers were in the fields, before the basketball tournaments and when people were ready to get out and do something," Petersen told The Brazil Times.

Petersen said the purpose of the event is to hopefully provide "a way to increase sales for those involved, and for the radio stations as well."

Originally, the expo took place at the Clay County Fairgrounds, but was moved to the armory approximately 10 years ago.

"We had decided to move it to the Armory, but after 9/11, the armory could not be used for civilian events for about two years," Petersen said, "so the YMCA graciously let us use their facility for two years. It was moved back to the armory in 2003."

This year, the name of the event was changed to the Clay County Home Health and Family Expo.

In addition, Putnam County Hospital, an additional sponsor of the event and an exhibitor, will also offer free blood pressure checks, health and service information and door prizes.

Typically, the event offers 35-40 exhibitors and this year is no different. In addition to Putnam County Hospital, home and institutional health care, home improvement, insurance, and finance institutions will be at the event. Petersen added the Clay County Extension Homemakers will conduct a bake sale.

Parking and admission will be free for the public. Food and beverages will be available and all proceeds will go to the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department.

"They cook and serve food at the event," Petersen said. "We're happy to let them use this as a fundraiser."

Petersen said additional booth space is still available and interested businesses should contact Crossroads Communications at 1-800-939-9770.

Crossroads Communications, based in Terre Haute, runs several radio stations, including 102.7-FM WBOW, 92.7-FM WSDM, 104.9-FM WAXI, 1130-AM and 1300-AM.

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