Health and wellness were on the minds of many community members who came to Fuller Hall's Health Fair and Free Fitness Day on Saturday in Webster City.
The fair hosted many local vendors and health professionals, from dietitians to personal trainers, holistic healers and more. Recreation and Public Grounds Director Kent Harfst, one of the event's organizers, said the fair was well received by the public.
"We've had a nice turnout. We were concerned with the weather, but people have come out to see the broad range of things that the fair has to offer," Harfst said.
Amber Kastler, Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian, makes a healthy snack for Health Fair visitors. She made Apple, Walnut and Dried Cherry Quinoa Salad samples for the public to enjoy.
Kathy Oliver performs ear candling on Joan Ruddy at the health fair. She said the practice removes ear wax and bacteria from the ear canal and can offer improved hearing and sinus relief. When the candle is placed in an ear and lit, the fire creates a vacuum to draw out wax. Oliver said each candle takes about 20 minutes and at least one candle per ear is used in a single procedure.
Mark Dearden, Family Physician at Van Diest Medical Center, performs a blood pressure check on Gerald Ubben at Saturday’s Health Fair at Fuller Hall.
From left, Stephanie, Derek, Kaitlin and Allison Carr talk with Shelley Woodall, Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian about the store’s NuVal nutritional scoring system Saturday at the Fuller Hall Health Fair Saturday. Woodall said higher N