MSU Extension at the Wibaux Health Fair
The Wibaux Health Fair has been serving Wibaux County and surrounding communities with health-saving testing and informational booths for many years. The March health fair opened its doors to over 540 youth and adults. The “Kick Butts Day” theme matched the enthusiasm of the Health Fair Committee, volunteers, and attendees.
The health fair is also a social event. Farmers, ranchers, and retirees welcome the opportunity to visit with friends while enjoying a continental breakfast sponsored by local individuals and businesses. Youth enjoy the hands-on booths and picking up a snack or a free pencil.
With an emphasis on prevention and healthy lifestyles, the health fair is sponsored
by MSU Extension in Wibaux County. The fair has grown to serve more than 500 people
over 20 organizations exhibiting their health-related services.
With the cooperation of many volunteers and the local high school, which serves as the location for the fair, this is one of Wibaux’s most anticipated annual events.
Healthcare in Wibaux consists of a county-owned clinic staffed two days a week by Glendive Medical Center, and two days a week by Fallon Medical Complex.
Nutrition and health education are essential components needed to emphasize the importance of developing healthy lifestyles. Routine medical examinations also play an important role in prevention, as well as early detection.
The Wibaux Health Fair offers complete blood profiles, A1C, and PSA screening at reduced costs. Other services offered include blood sugar testing, blood pressures, free hearing evaluations, and a wide variety of services for all ages.
The Health Fair Committee consists of Danielle Harper, county MSU Extension agent; Patti Goroski, MSU Extension Administrative/Program Assistant; and Barb Maus, former County Health Nurse.
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