SUBMITTED NEWS–The 2018 Scotlandville Interfaith Community Health Fair was a huge success in the Baton Rouge Community. Four churches, one common goal. Theme: “Behold I will bring it health and cure, I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.” Jeremiah 33:6.
Hosted and sponsored by Allen Chapel AME Church, Pastor Demetrese Phillips, Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, Pastor Elenora Mackey Cushenberry, Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Pastor Clee E. Lowe and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Pastor Thoma F. Clark, Sr., and congregation initiated, coordinated and planned the 2018 Scotlandville Interfaith Community Health Fair.
Representation from all four hosted churches served as committee members. Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church located at 8742 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge, Louisiana was the site for the 2018 Health Fair held from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Faith Walk was from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Several health care practitioners/providers, medical pharmacy were available. Exhibits/Exhibitors; on- site examinations; educational information; blood pressure checks; cancer awareness; cardiovascular-heart healthy tips; immunizations; mental health counseling; diabetes tests and consultations; cholesterol-glucose screening; foot examinations (podiatry); hearing screenings; nutrition consultation; oral health; prescription medication management; vision; and tobacco use dangers. Insurance cards were accepted for vaccinations. Healthy snacks, fruit, nutrition bars, water was provided to all in attendance.
Door prizes were giveaways. The Children’s Village was at the Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church located at the Outreach Center adjacent to the church. Mr. Robbyn Matthews, Chair, Dr. Dell Mars, Co-chair of the CMUMC Health and Welfare Ministries, CMUMC served as the 2018 Health Fair hosted church. The host church of the 2019 Health Fair will be Allen Chapel AME Church. All the 2018 Health Fair Committee Members worked very diligently and hard in making this endeavor a huge success.
Written by Mada McDonald
Submitted by Katrina Spottsville