About 75 exhibitors and vendors will be at the fair, providing health-related information and a number of tests and screenings to visitors. Admission to the event is free.
“It’s a big event. We try to make available these resources for the public. It’s a one-step shop for getting information,” said Mike Statham, the fair coordinator and chief of special operations at Christian Ministries Hospice.
“We normally have between 2,500 and 3,000 people come through. But we would like to double that,” Statham said.
Those who decide to flock to the fair have a great variety of free services to choose from. For example, people may receive eye exams and massages. They can also learn about their body mass index, bone density and blood pressure.
Statham said that while the health fair is open to everyone, especially those without health insurance should feel encouraged to come.
Volunteers from Spalding Regional Medical Center, the Spalding County Health Department, The Salvation Army, the Council on Aging and Georgia Legal Services — to mention only a few — will be awaiting the crowd Saturday.