FreeState Hosts 11th Annual Health Fair

FreeState Hosts 11th Annual Health Fair

Join Us Oct. 1 in McLouth

FreeState Electric Cooperative is hosting their annual health fair and member appreciation day on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. It is the 11th year for the event that also includes a community soap drive to assist multiple food pantries across the area.

This event is open to the public. Several local businesses will be on hand to distribute information regarding physical, mental, and financial health. Flu shots will also be available from the Jefferson County Health Department. There will be a cost for the flu shots, and the health department does accept insurance. 

A meal will be provided and there is no charge to attend the event, but members are encouraged to bring new soap items to donate or make a cash donation.

The FreeState offices in McLouth and Topeka will be accepting soap items or cash donations until Oct. 31. Donations can be dropped off from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at either office.

Area food pantries function as direct community outreach to serve those who need assistance. The pantries rely on donors, volunteers, and drives like this to stock their shelves and operate. Families or individuals can stop in and get food to eat, but often are also in need of personal care items.

We’re asking members to help us collect unused soap and personal care products to stock up area food pantries.

Items to collect:

  • Liquid soap (hand and body)
  • Bar soap
  • Shampoo
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish soap
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Other personal care items

Community involvement is the cooperative difference at work. Your co-op needs your help. No donation is too small.

Community involvement is the cooperative difference at work. Your co-op needs your help. No donation is too small. The event will be held at the McLouth office at 507 N. Union. For more information about the event call toll free at 800-794-1989 or visit www.freestate.coop/healthfair

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