Free health fair offers screenings, more at Buchanan Dam church

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF

BUCHANAN DAM — Highland Lakes United Methodist Church is a meeting place for a variety of groups in the area.

Working to provide for the spiritual needs of the community, the church decided to cover the health needs as well.

The church is hosting a free health fair Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Nineteen exhibitors will take part in the health fair, covering issues literally from head to toe.

“If people have a need, whatever it is, they can have that service locally,” said Bonnie Wallace, a church member who is helping coordinate the health fair.

The Air Evac helicopter is scheduled to be next to the church. Scott & White Healthcare will provide skin cancer screenings, and Seton Healthcare will test blood-sugar glucose levels.

Most exhibitors are from the Highland Lakes area. The farthest comes from Austin.

A full list includes:

  • Scott & White Healthcare
  • Seton Highland Lakes Hospital
  • Atkins Pharmacy
  • Air Evac
  • Burnet Eye Care
  • Robert Sawyer, DDS
  • Juice Plus+
  • Arbor House Assisted Living
  • Owens Periodontics
  • Hill Country Health Store
  • Kingsland Massage Depot
  • Thrive Food Consultants
  • Protea Skin Spa
  • Gram Grams Homemade Jams
  • Connect Hearing
  • Family Heritage
  • Kingsland Hills Care Center
  • Highland Lakes Tai Chi
  • Kingsland Health & Fitness Center

The first 250 people at the health fair will receive a “goodie bag” full of health-related materials.

The event is free to attend, and free to the exhibitors.

“It’s strictly a community outreach program,” Wallace said. “As long as people want to come, exhibitors want to exhibit.”

jared@thepicayune.com

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