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The ‘annual’ Veterans Memorial Hospital “Family Wellness Fair” returned this year following a three year hold due to COVID-19 regulations. This annual event was finally held again on May 11 in both the hospital and new Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Waukon location which is pictured here. Information and activities was provided by nearly 40 agencies and businesses that serve Allamakee and northern Clayton counties.

Return of the VMH “Family Wellness Fair” Enjoyed by Many during National Hospital Week

The ‘annual’ Veterans Memorial Hospital “Family Wellness Fair” returned this year following a three year hold due to COVID-19 regulations.  This annual event was finally held again on May 11 in both the hospital and new Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Waukon locations. All enjoyed the information and activities provided by nearly 40 agencies and businesses that serve Allamakee and northern Clayton counties.

Entertainment for the evening included special appearances by “Klyde Thinger” the Clown, and balloon artist Mike Chapman.  In addition, a Waukon Fire Department fire truck and hospital ambulance were on site in the front entrance to the clinic for children to view.  Face painting was offered as well.

Balloon artist, Mike Chapman of Manchester, returned to the fair this year with his creative balloon art entertaining the youth as they exited the Family Wellness Fair.
Pictured is Tara Reisinger, RN, Infection Control Manager at Veterans Memorial Hospital demonstrating correct hand washing procedures to stop the spread of germs.

Veterans Memorial Hospital sponsored a health fair at the event and offered many free health tests, assessments and information throughout the evening.  Gundersen Waukon Clinic was in attendance offering skin cancer checks.  Nutritious snacks were offered compliments of the hospital’s Nutrition Services department.

This family event is held each Spring and is free and open to all members of the area communities.