Hundreds check their health and safety

Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 09:11 AM.

Hundreds of folks, local and visitors alike, took advantage and participated in the free Gulf County Public Health and Safety fair last week. The fair, held at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe, provided participants with a wealth of information, some free home medical and safety supplies and even a massage.

“We did not have the line waiting when we opened as with last year, but it has been a steady stream of people in and out all morning,” said Lorinda Gingell of the Port St. Joe Rotary Club, which co-sponsored the Health and Safety Fair with Gulf County Senior Citizens.

Participants could experience the Virtual Dementia Tour put on by the Bridge of Bay St. Joe, could have their blood pressure check and found out ways to improve their diet with over 40 vendors and organizations represented at the fair.

Folks could also find out about animal adoption from the St. Joseph Bay Humane, learn about the outreach of the American Red Cross and enjoy a bag of medical supplies provided by Buy Rite Drugs.

And every 20 minutes or so, there was a prize to be raffled off, making pretty much all in attendance a winner.

“It has been very successful and people seem to have enjoyed themselves,” Gingell said.

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