January 25, 2023 |

Saturday, April 29th will be the first annual Memorial Hospital of Carbon County Care Fair.

Before the onset of COVID-19, MHCC would host yearly events called health fairs at the Rawlins Rec Center. After the pandemic made people uneasy of large gatherings, the hospital turned its focus toward blood drives. The Memorial Hospital of Carbon County’s Marketing, Communications and Foundation Director Stephanie Hinkle said the health fair was important to the community. Calls for the return of the event have resulted in MHCC creating this spring’s Care Fair.

Pictured above: File photo of Rawlins Recreation Center. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Megan Cragun is the Carbon County Public Health’s communicable disease coordinator. She said MHCC’s care fair was inspired by a similar event in Casper. Cragun said it seemed like the right time to bring back the medical-themed community affair.

Hinkle said the care fair isn’t entirely focused on medicine. She said a broad selection of providers have been invited to discuss all aspects of care.

The MHCC communications director said the old health fair would often draw crowds of over 1,500 people. She said April’s event has already generated a lot of interest.

The vendor admission price is $10 a booth. Hinkle directed anyone interested in being part of the care fair to visit the Memorial Hospital of Carbon County’s Facebook page.

Hinkle said three levels of sponsorship are available. At the $75 “Helping Hands” level, sponsors will have their names mentioned in all social media posts and on an event directory. The $150 Resource Advocate” level also includes a company’s logo on all social media posts. Gift bags with the same information will be handed out to care fair visitors.

The MHCC communications director described what the highest level of sponsorship entails.

The deadline to be a vendor at the care fair is March 1st. Hinkle said April 29th’s event is not only open to local vendors, but also care providers from outside of Carbon County. She said Wyoming residents are, typically, more willing to travel for specialized care.

Memorial Hospital of Carbon County’s first annual Care Fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29th. The event will be held at the Rawlins Family Recreation Center at 1616 Harshman Street. Attendance is free of charge.

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