Ris­ing Sun cham­ber hosts 10th an­nual health fair



— From flu shots and bone den­sity scans to free hand san­i­tizer, pens and fruit, peo­ple were happy they came to the health fair on Fri­day at Grace Bi­ble Chapel.

“I’m very im­pressed. They have a lot to of­fer and I’m ex­cited to check it out,” said Suzan Bol­ing­broke, of Ris­ing Sun, as she and her hus­band, Brent, walked from ta­ble to ta­ble to learn more about health re­sources avail­able in Ce­cil County. “We’re at the time in our life when we re­ally need to start mak­ing some im­prove­ments.”

In that same mind­set, Mar­garet Lut­ley had Cari Stamm­ler from Tri­an­gle Health check her blood su­gar con­tent.

“It’s 96. That’s good isn’t it?” Lut­ley, from Ris­ing Sun, asked Stamm­ler, who showed her a chart as­sur­ing her she was in a healthy range. “If I was in the 80s (range on the blood glu­cose scale) I’d be very happy.”

This is the 10th year the Ris­ing Sun Cham­ber of Com­merce has hosted the health fair and Dr. Joseph Wei­d­ner from Stone Run Fam­ily Medicine, this year’s or­ga­nizer, was pleased with the steady stream of peo­ple vis­it­ing the 54 ven­dors lined up in the fel­low­ship hall.

“Health is the thing and over­com­ing the bar­ri­ers for bet­ter health,”


Henry Bruno, a phar­ma­cist at City Phar­macy in Elk­ton, ad­min­is­ters a flu shot to Mag­gie Creshkoff at the Ris­ing Sun Cham­ber of Com­merce Health Fair Fri­day.

he said.

There were even banks rep­re­sented and Kath­leen Cini, man­ager of the Ris­ing Sun branch of PNC Bank, said banks also play a role in health care.

“We care about our cus­tomers’ health and their fi­nan­cial well-be­ing. It goes hand in hand,” she said.

Cini was there to of­fer con­nec­tions to ad­vi­sors to help guide de­ci­sions in re­tire­ment and long-term care.

Jon Creamer, tran­sit co­or­di­na­tor for Ce­cil Tran­sit, was also at the health fair to of­fer op­tions.

“We have many dif­fer­ent pro­grams,” he said.

The county’s net­work of buses can get peo­ple ev­ery­where from doc­tor ap­point­ments to the gro­cery

store, he said.

“We of­fer a shop­ping trip every Fri­day. We’ll come to your house and take you to Martin’s,” Creamer said, re­fer­ring to the Ris­ing Sun gro­cery store.

Wear­ing her “Mus­cles and Mas­cara” shirt, Allyson Trapp from Strength in Num­bers In­no­va­tions en­cour­aged visi­tors to her ta­ble to take one of the dance classes taught by her and her busi­ness part­ner Christine Hall. Trapp said her Rebel Dance Fit­ness class held at Street Lamp Pro­duc­tions on Val­ley View Road in Ris­ing Sun works for any per­son.

“We have kids, we have grand­mas. The class can be what­ever you want it to be,” she added. “Ev­ery­body has fun. We all sweat.”


Lor­raine For­tune from the Ce­cil County Preg­nancy Cen­ter hands out pins of tiny gold feet to pro­mote the ser­vices the non-profit agency of­fers.


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