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Health fair draws 200 people in Fulton County

October 12, 2008

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - The American Legion was host recently to the annual Fulton County Medical Center Sportsman Health Fair.

More than 200 people came out to evaluate their overall health through more than a dozen screenings provided by FCMC and local health-care providers.

"The biggest draw was the chance to win the Savage Model 17 hunting rifle, but I truly believe we've saved some lives today," said Misty Hershey, director of public relations and community benefits. We had a few irregular EKGs, so staff advised that immediate actions be taken. All the results were also sent to participants' primary care physicians after being read by cardiologist Michael T. Donahoe."

"Doris Oakman of Harrisonville, Pa., was the winner of the rifle. This was Doris's first year at the health fair. She is an avid hunter and looks forward to using her new gun. She came out with her mom and husband," Hershey said.

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Also during the day, food donations were accepted by the Fulton County Food Basket. There were a total of 201 items and $25 in cash received. Each donor received a free camouflage T-shirt courtesy of the FCMC Foundation, Bob Hoffman Chevrolet and Buick, Jack D. Steele, D.M.D Family Dentistry, Thomas Automotive Family, and Professional Uniforms & Advertising Specialties.

Thanks to area businesses, there were numerous door prizes. Winners can pick up their items by calling Hershey at 717-485-6115 or stopping by the administrative offices at 201 S. Second St., McConnellsburg.

FCMC would like to thank all the many vendors, staff and allied health students who made this year such a successful event.

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