More than 30 vendors will set up shop at the St. Clair Ambulance District building, 3 Paul Parks Drive, on Saturday, May 9, as it sponsors its first-ever health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event is free, and adults and children are encouraged to attend.
“We wanted to get resources here that aren’t always readily available to our citizens,” St. Clair paramedic and public relations coordinator Jennifer Goodson said. “Because we are more of a rural community, a lot of our residents may not have access to all these health- and service-related items and information. This will help provide that service to people.”
The vendors include specialists in health care, fitness, drug rehabilitation and treatment, sports rehabilitation, general therapy, outpatient therapy, eating disorders, care services, youth services and other medical and general opportunities.
In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to try out Zumba from 10 to 10:30 a.m. and from 12:30 to 1 p.m., PiYo (pilates and yoga) from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and from noon to 12:30 p.m., cross fitness from 11 to 11:30 a.m. and karate from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
Also, two members of the St. Louis Rams cheerleading squad will be on hand from 10 a.m. to noon for pictures and autographs. Ambulance district Chief Jamie Clayton, members of the board of directors and paramedics also will attend to shake hands and answer questions.
Door prizes, face painting and Shriners clowns also will be a part of the day’s activities. Food will be available for purchase.
The vendors will set up inside in the vehicle bay area. Participation demonstrations will take place outside, weather permitting.
If overflow parking is needed, individuals may leave their vehicles at either the old bowling alley or at Friendship Baptist Church on North Commercial Avenue. Transportation should be provided from those lots to the ambulance district building.
For more information, contact the ambulance district at 636-629-2216.