Health fair on horizon

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer

La Casa Family Health Center will host a public health fair Saturday.

The fourth annual event will take place at 1515 West Fir.

The 5K Run/Walk for your Health will kick off the festivities at 8 a.m. All other activities will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., said Carmen Pacheco, director of operations.

“We have fun and free activities planned for this event,” Pacheco said.

Several sponsors have donated prizes to be given away during the celebration. Prizes include bikes, MP3 and DVD players, U.S. Savings
Bonds, a home computer, and other prizes for the kids, Pacheco said.

Shots for Tots will be offered in conjunction with the public health department. During the event, La Casa will offer screenings and applications for Medicaid, distribute information on diabetes and provide blood pressure checks. Information will also be provided for the pharmacy program and dental and health services provided by La Casa, Pacheco said.

“Many businesses will join us during this event, including Smith Chiropractic Center, ENMRSH, Vista Care, Big Brother Big Sister and United Way,” Pacheco said.

La Mejor 94.7 will provide music and a live remote radio broadcast from the celebration. The Clovis and Portales fire departments will provide the safety house.

A bouncy house, dunking booth and games with prizes for the kids will also be a part of the festivities, Pacheco said.

Health fairs have also been held in Roswell and Clovis during the past week, Pacheco said.