19th Annual Washington County Health Fair
POTOSI HIGH SCHOOL — SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
It’s Health Fair time again! Plans for the 2013 Fair have been underway for several months.
We expect for this year’s fair to be just as successful as those in the past! A variety of activities have been planned which include a children’s area, diabetes seminar, entertainment, attendance prizes and lab tests. In addition, and with your help, there will be more than 50 interesting booths, most with “freebies” to give away. Many exhibitors also have drawings for special prizes.
This is your chance to get in touch with Washington County residents. Last year’s fair had an attendance of close to 1000 participants.
The Health Fair will again have a “Fall” decorating theme, and we encourage everyone to add their own special touches to display this theme. Please complete and mail or fax the enclosed application by August 30, 2013. A confirmation letter will be sent to you approximately one week prior to the Fair, and will include specifics about set-up and takedown, parking for exhibitors, directions to the school, etc.
One booth/table for any informational exhibitor will be free. Additional booths/tables will be $25 each. There will also to be a charge of $25.00 for commercial or political booths. Commercial booths are those that promote a specific company and/or sell a specific product. Selling items from a booth or selling chances for a drawing are also considered commercial booths. Questions? – call Maudie Kelly at 573-438-2671.
Although we work hard to provide a quality Health Fair, financial support is an issue every year. Finding time and people to do fundraisers gets harder each year. In the past, several companies with informational booths have regularly given us donations for our efforts. If you would like to help continue the efforts of the Health Fair committee in Washington County, please include that donation with your application.
We sincerely hope you will help to make this year’s Health Fair a great success! We’ll look forward to seeing you there!
Health Fair application (PDF)
Farmers' market now open
Two chances throughout the week to pick up local fresh produce. Vendors will be setting up on Saturday mornings from now until the end of October at the Courthouse. On Wednesday afternoons, from 3 p.m.. to 7 p.m.. vendors will be located at the Health Department pavilion. Be sure to stop by on your way home from work.
For more information on the Farmers Market, online information is available on the left side of the screen: look for Farmers Market. Or you may contact the extension center at 573-438-2671.
Is your local club/organization looking for a location to hold a fundraiser? The market welcomes you to contact the extension center at 573-438-2671.
Two locations serving Washington County residence:
Courthouse: (the corner of High Street and North Missouri)
Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until noon or sell out
Health Department Pavilion: (520 Purcell Drive)
Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Managing for Today and Tomorrow
Annie's Project — Risk Management Education for Farm and Ranch Women
Farm Generational Transition, 'Managing for Today and Tomorrow' course for Farm Women begins August 13 in Park Hills
Creating a transition plan to make sure a farm continues as a productive business can be challenging. Farm women can learn how to plan successful farm transitions in a five-session course offered by the University of Missouri Extension – Washington County. The "Managing for Today and Tomorrow: Farm Transition Planning" program, a new Annie's Project course, has been scheduled for this summer in Park Hills on Tuesday evenings; August 13 through September 10.
The cost is $75 per family, which includes a 300 page workbook with fact sheets, hands-on activities, and presentations. A light supper will be served before each class at 6 p.m. Course size is limited, so please register soon to hold your spot.
Farm families will learn about business, estate, retirement and succession planning from extension specialist and area professionals. In addition to brief presentations, there will be discussions based on participant questions and follow-up activities for family members to complete at home.
Annie's Project, an agricultural risk management education program for women, has successfully reached more than 9,000 farm and ranch women in 30 states. "This new Farm Transition program emphasizes the role women play in helping transfer farms from one generation to the next," said Lynn Heins, University of Missouri Extension Coordinator. "Managing for Today and Tomorrow: Farm Transition Planning will empower women to take ownership of the future of their farms," continues Lynn.
For more information contact the Washington County Extension office at 573-438-2671 or e-mail Lynn Heins at hambletonL@missouri.edu
Managing for Today and Tomorrow is supported by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant #2011-49400-30584. More information can be found on the Annie's Project website at www.AnniesProject.org
Managing for Today and Tomorrow registration form (PDF)
- August 24 — Home Grown Farm tour
- August 29 — Annual Program Review meeting
- September 7 — Washington County Health Fair, Potosi High School, 7:30 a.m. to noon
- October 6 — 4-H and FFA Recognition Dinner, 2 p.m. YMCA Trout Lodge
Reaching Out Report
The Reaching Out Report is a monthly publication created by the local Extension staff to communicate with Council members and County Commissioners of the happenings with the local extension center.
July 2013 (PDF)
May 2013 (PDF)
March 2013 (PDF)
January 2013 (PDF)