|RPCC student Amanda Wallner, of Prairieville, walks with her giveaway bag from Horn of Plenty. Horn of Plenty, a health food supplement store in Gonzales, was among the most popular booths at the 2nd Annual RPCC Community Health Fair.
Twenty-three community agencies and health-related companies helped River Parishes Community College in Sorrento provide its 2nd Annual Community Health Fair on March 11.
Staff from St. Elizabeth Hospital drew blood; hearing specialists from LSU’s Auditory Department gave hearing tests. Our Lady of the Lake College gave physical therapy consultations, and information on everything from organ donation to gym memberships was available as students and staff visited the vendor booths.
Sharon Lagarde, who teaches microbiology and anatomy at RPCC, coordinated the event with help from RPCC’s Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and her biology students.
“The health fair worked out wonderfully,” Lagarde said, “and next year we’re going to make it even better.”
Lagarde teaches several courses which are pre-requisites for students working toward degrees in nursing or other medical careers.
River Parishes Community College thanks all of the agencies and companies who participated in the health fair. The college especially wants to recognize Murray’s, Payless, and Tureau’s Grocery Stores for donating food for this event, and Pepsi and McDonald’s for donating the soft drinks and ice.