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Wellness promoted at Health Fair on Saturday


Last updated 9/6/2018 at Noon

The 13th Annual Safety, Health and Wellness Fair returns on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and is hosted by Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2.

The Health Fair is being hosted in a new location this year, at the American Legion Hall in Ritzville. Vendors will be located inside and outside of the building.

The annual event includes multiple demonstrations on safety and proactive ways to stay healthy. Local law enforcement agencies will also have booths at the fair encouraging safety.

The annual event provides visitors with an extensive amount of health and safety information as well as providing community members with opportunities for health tests.

The event also includes multiple demonstrations on safety and proactive ways to stay healthy.

Vendors include Adams County Integrated Healthcare Services, People For People, Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington, Adams County Sheriff’s Office, Ritzville Festivals Association, Avista Utilities, Ritzville Police Department, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Costco Wholesale and Inland Northwest Blood Center.

Sponsors for the event are Parker Smith and Feek, and Avista Utilities.

Those attending the annual event are reminded that Broadway Avenue will be closed in front of the Legion Hall in order to allow vendors to set up outside of the building. Broadway Avenue will be closed from Division Street to Washington Avenue.

For more information about the Health Fair, contact East Adams Rural Healthcare at 659-1200, or visit the website,


A broad range of vendors is slated for the annual fair, and visitors have an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities throughout the day.

Direct labs provided at the health fair include general health panels and a vitamin D test. The labs are partially sponsored by East Adams County Healthcare Foundation.

Costco is providing hearing screenings, and East Adams Rural Healthcare is offering blood pressure tests. Inland Northwest Blood Center is also coordinating a blood drive during the event.

Those attending the Health Fair are encouraged to visit with members of the East Adams Rural Healthcare Physical Therapy Department to learn more about the Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Program.

A variety of kids’ activities are planned during the event and include a treasure hunt, games and activities for all ages. Children are invited to compete in their own treasure hunt and also receive free glitter tattoos.

A raffle drawing will occur throughout the event, with prizes for the whole family.

Food and snacks will also be available at the Legion Hall.

Blood Drive

East Adams Rural Healthcare and the Inland Northwest Blood Center are hosting a blood drive on Sept. 8, in coordination with the annual Health Fair. Donation hours run from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The mobile blood donation bus will be located on Broadway Avenue for the duration of the Health Fair.

INBC needs an average of 200 blood donors every day to meet the needs of more than 35 hospitals in the Inland Northwest.

More information about the drive can be found at


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