Many community members showed up for the first Community Health and Wellness festival sponsored by Mesa View Hospital with the help of The City of Mesquite and the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce.
The event was once known as the Veteran’s Health Fair but has grown to encompass the entire community.
Since 2005, it has been customary to announce the Grand Marshall of the upcoming Veteran’s Day Parade and keeping with tradition, Mayor Al Litman took great pride in announcing that this year’s Grand Marshall will be Veteran Air Force Master Sergeant Rick Tuttle.
“This is our 23rd Annual. What started out many years ago as a health fair for our veterans and held in the lobby of the newly built Mesa View Hospital has grown into one that was held at Sun City to this year’s combined, what I call a mega community fair, serving all of Mesquite and the surrounding communities. Health fairs serve many purposes, the most important thing is helping people live the healthiest lives possible. The central purpose of a community health fair is to help individuals by seeking to engage the public in conversation about common health concerns,” said Mayor Litman during his opening remarks.
The community had ample opportunity to discuss common health concerns with Mesa View Hospital staff members. New and exciting health services such as Infusion Therapy and Robotic Knee Replacement were displayed, and knowledgeable staff was on hand to answer any questions.
Litman said, “Health Fairs are a real community effort, numerous volunteers donate their time and expertise to manage booths and run screening tests. Volunteers give up a Saturday to help others in the community live the healthiest lives possible.”
The community thanks all the volunteers from MesaView Hospital, The City of Mesquite, the Mesquite Veterans Center, Bottoms Up Band, DJ Juan and the numerous other volunteers who gave their time and talents to making the first Community Health and Wellness Festival a successful one.