Mount Olivet Seventh-Day Adventist Church 2013 Community Health Fair
By Jackie Vernon-Thompson
Sept. 8, 2013, the annual Community Health Fair came to light. Leader, Patricia Rigby, assistants Rosalyn Murray and Karen Salmon-Evans and other team members made every effort to present a Community Health Fair to remember.
There were numerous vendors offering absolutely free services. There was a chiropractor, Broward County Health Department, dentist, Healthy Mothers-Healthy Babies, OB/GYN, CPR specialists, nutritionist, all natural food specialists, the blood mobile, not only for you to give blood, but to have an HIV/AIDS test done as well, and the results were given within 20 mins. There were vendors with books and literature that spoke on making healthy food choices and living a healthier lifestyle. There was no way one could leave the health fair without the opportunity to gain knowledge of their basic health condition and information to better and maintain their health.
The Fort Lauderdale Fire Department made an appearance with a truck and blessed the children with a tour. They were elated to board a fire truck and interact with the uniformed firemen. It is important that our children also take part in service and understand the meaning of good health. Therefore, several of the young ladies from the women’s ministries, Pearlettes, assisted in making the health fair a success. They worked with the H&T members throughout the day and everyone was not only pleased with their work, but extremely proud as well.
Sister Patricia Rigby and her team have already begun to set goals for the 2014 Community Health Fair. The members of the ministry continually think of ways to service the people throughout the year and certainly look forward to the New Year when God will give new and inspiring ideas to lead the community to better health.