MONROE, La (KNOE) - The City of Bastrop's 2018 community service partnership with Healthy Blue has been nothing short of fantastic! This year we were able to do 2 outdoor festivals and a back-pack drive which enabled Bastrop residents to access services beyond what is traditionally expected. Their sponsorship efforts have resulted in effective healthcare outreach by promoting the wellness and well-being of Louisianians-specifically those residing in the northeast la region!
Well with this time of year being the season of holiday cheer and giving, we collectively decided that a turkey giveaway would be both appropriate and appealing, but we also wanted to be proactive about bringing awareness of Healthy Blue and Health Care to the community. A health fair is an educational and interactive event designed for outreach to provide basic preventive medicine and medical screening to people in the community and it can also be used as a public health intervention tool. So when considering how to collaborate the two ideas, we decided on a Turkey giveaway & Health Resource Fair.
Healthy Blue and the City of Bastrop will be hosting the 2018 Turkey giveaway & Health Resource Fair on Saturday, December 15th at the Bastrop Municipal Center from 11am-2pm. We are giving back to the community by giving away over 200 frozen turkeys in addition to the area's major community health organizations joining in on the fun! Representatives from over 20 Health Care vendors will be present with the correspondence of services that they provide by setting up a booth or table and handing out promos and flyers on behalf of their Organizations. The vendors will offer an array of free resources which are not limited to but will include no-cost dental education demos, vision screenings, health screenings, smoke detectors, and even a bike will be raffled to a deserving child during the event. There will be door prizes, live entertainment, and social media coverage in addition to the expected crowd of constituents there to receive a free turkey once they make their way around the Health Fair. Miss Louisiana Holli Conway will also make a special appearance, and she will be singing the National Anthem at the start of the event!