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Well Aware Health Fair Scheduled For Today

(Le Mars) -- The Le Mars Convention Center will be converted to a health fair later today as
the Floyd Valley Hospital and Wells Enterprises present the annual "Well Aware Community
Health Fair".  The health fair has free admission and more than 50 exhibitors will be on
hand for the event. Health Fair Coordinator, Kari Daale says this year's health fair will feature some new exhibitors.

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Daale says the health fair will feature several specific health-related topics.

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Flu shots will also be available for $25 for those people wanting an annual flu vaccine. 
The Health fair will begin at 2:00 p.m. and continue through 6:30 p.m.  
The Mercy Air Care helicopter, from Sioux City, will be on display, weather permitting, during the "Well Aware" health fair.
In addition, Le Mars Police Department and D.A.R.E. will sponsor the "Project Safe Meds"
program.  Jay King of the Le Mars Police Department and D.A.R.E. officer explains "project
safe meds".

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Police will be accepting expired prescription drugs and medications, and those items should be left in the packages they were dispensed. King says only medications will be accepted for proper disposal.

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Parents will also have an opportunity to have their child's car seat checked from 2-5 p.m., courtesy of Mercy Medical Center Safe Kids, during the health fair.
Fairgoers can also obtain a wide variety of educational information on nutrition, cancer,
blood and organ donation, exercise, radon detection, mental health and more.
Light refreshment and door prizes will be available at Wednesday's "Well Aware" .

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