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Residents visit annual health fair

More than 200 guests gathered to visit 30 vendors who turned out for the sixth annual Marion County Health Fair Saturday at Marion Aquatic Center.

County commissioners Dianne Novak and Kent Becker greeted people as they arrived at the event, which was sponsored by St. Luke Hospital, Marion County Health Department, and Hillsboro Community Hospital.

The health department nurse gave 33 flu shots. Free vaccines were given to uninsured residents and high dose shots were available to seniors.

Deb Tucker, the Red Cross’ disaster program manager for Central and Western Kansas, signed up 14 homes for smoke detectors.

Hillboro resident Kyle Isaac, dressed as Spiderman, performed flips and posed for pictures. Atmos Energy’s mascot Rosie the Skunk taught children about natural gas leaks, while KDHE’s German Sheppard, Fred the Preparedness dog, was on hand for the enjoyment of passers-by.

Last modified Nov. 6, 2019