Homer Alaska - Opinion

Story last updated at 6:07 PM on Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Many contribute to successful health fair


Photo by McKibben Jackinsky

Molly Brann, left, of Homer receives the 100th free flu shot offered by Seldovia Village Tribe at the Rotary Health Fair on Saturday. It is being administered by Judy Dean, a Public Health nurse.

On behalf of the Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club we thank you for another great Rotary Health Fair.

Thank you, South Peninsula Hospital, for being our partner in the 28th annual Rotary Health Fair. Our local hospital puts community first.

Thank you, Homer News. Because of you more people are reached who benefit from the low cost blood tests, screenings and information we offer.

Thank you, 50+ members of the Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club. You come through every year to put on this huge event and then take it all apart.

Thank you, South Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary. Your gracious help is appreciated.

Thank you, exhibitors, who make time to bring up-to-date information about health and come with a smile at 7 a.m. on a Saturday morning.

Thank you, South Peninsula Hospital Foundation, for helping us to provide free flu shots.

Thank you, SVT, for helping us provide free flu shots with the nurses to administer them.

Thank you to the people of Homer for turning out 28 years in a row. The Rotary Health Fair has grown from a hallway at the hospital to an event that served almost 1,000 people this year with low-cost blood tests.

Thank you to all the rest of you who make this event possible year after year. You are amazing. Together we are making a difference.

"It's your life; take a day to be well."

Sharon Minsch

Rotary Health Fair coordinator

Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club