Countywide health fair set for Easley

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

EASLEY — For some time now, seven area churches have been coming together each year for a countywide revival in April.

From that focus on spiritual health, a fair focusing on physical and mental wellbeing was born.

The Oolenoy River Countywide Health Fair has been going on for more than 20 years, according to health promoter Annette Blake.

“We want to help some people in the community,” Blake said.

This year’s fair will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. next Wednesday, April 6, at the Easley Union Missionary Baptist Church, located at 200 N. Pendleton St. in Easley.

Fifteen vendors will be present at the fair, including representatives from the fire and police departments and behavioral health services.

Attendees can get their eyes and hearing checked. Information about prostate health and mammograms will also be available.

“Everything is free,” Blake said.

Stressed out? Enjoy a massage while you’re at the health fair.

Lunch will be served at the fair at no cost to attendees.

A blood drive is being held in connection with the health fair, so stop by The Blood Mobile and give the gift of life.

Blood drive donors will receive TBC Rewards points, which can be redeemed for gift cards to area businesses.

There will be a chance for some shopping at the fair, though. Blake is bringing in a woman who sells jewelry.

“Some ladies like to look good at all times,” Blake said.

For more information on the health fair, call Annette Blake at (864) 349-9225.