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County conducts annual health fair

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Clay County Health Department Community Health Educator Beulah Hofmann checks county courthouse associate Chris Bell's blood pressure at the Clay County Employees' Health Fair Thursday. [Order this photo]
The Clay County Courthouse Rotunda was full of vendors Thursday morning.

The vendors were part of the third Clay County Employees' Health Fair, sponsored by the Clay County Commissioners.

"We open it up to all county employees as a benefit," coordinator Jennifer Flater said.

Flater, who also works in the Clay County Auditor's Office, said this year's health fair had a great turnout.

"This one is a little bit larger and we've had more participation," Flater said. "It's turned out really well. It's gone really smoothly."

The health fair was put together in conjunction with Dunn Associates, Columbus, Ind., the county's health insurance provider.

Dunn Associates representative Jennie Blystone said the health fair is important, especially for those who have a tendency to not have their health checked regularly.

"We do this to help them," Blystone said.

Several vendors were on hand at the event, including Lynn's Pharmacy, the Clay County Health Department, Aflac, American United Life, Western Southern, Allied Insurance, Conseco, the YMCA of Clay County, and Crossroads Massages.

In addition, Medlab, based in Terre Haute, conducted a blood draw at the event.

"This year, we have more than 60 participating in the blood draw," Flater said, adding there were approximately 40 that took part in the fair's inaugural year.

Associates were also offered breakfast items after drawing blood.

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