[ The Real McCoy Online Home ]                                                                                                                        May 22, 2009
Community

Wellness Fair big attraction 
despite weather

Even a little rain and threatening-looking weather couldn’t dampen anyone’s enthusiasm as about 350 people in the Fort McCoy community found time to attend the annual Health and Wellness Fair May 13 at the Rumpel Fitness Center.

Photo: Runners take off at the beginning of the 5K competitive run during Fort McCoy’s Health and Wellness Fair May 13. Participants also could find other more leisurely activities. (Photo by Sheila Peterson)
Runners take off at the beginning of the 5K competitive run during Fort McCoy’s Health and Wellness Fair May 13. Participants also could find other more leisurely activities. (Photo by Sheila Peterson)

The 5K competitive run and walk for fun began the day’s activities. About 50 runners and 70 walkers participated. Run results were:

Male
     30 and younger: 1st Nicholas Vance 21:06; 2nd Ijpe Deroe 22:32.
     31-40: 1st Travis Buckendahl 20:48; 2nd Tony Steinhoff 20:56.
     41 and older: 1st Dean Marshall 21:05; 2nd Kelly Flick 22:46.

Female
     35 and younger: 1st Marisol Hernandez 23:09; 2nd Melissa Bailey 24:34.
     36 and older: 1st Leslie Guttenberg 21:44; 2nd Sheila Skiff 26:25.

Inside sports activities included competition in the free throw, hot shots and three-point shooting contests. 

The winners were:

Male
     Three-point shoot out: Staff Sgt. Jose Serrano.
     Free Throw: Mike Harris.
     Hot Shot: Mike Harris.

Female
     Free Throw: Nikki Sherwood.
     Three-point shoot out: Cynthia Skinner.
     Hot Shot: Cynthia Skinner.

Photo: Gundersen-Lutheran personnel conducted running shoe analysis sessions during the Fort McCoy Health and Wellness Fair. A number of other booths also had a variety of information. (Photo by Sheila Peterson)
Gundersen-Lutheran personnel conducted running shoe analysis sessions during the Fort McCoy Health and Wellness Fair. A number of other booths also had a variety of information. (Photo by Sheila Peterson)

Among the other highlights was an American Red Cross Blood Drive, which had 22 donors. Health-related services including blood pressure checks, walking/running shoe fittings and more were available.

Booths featuring local businesses, additional health and wellness information and door prizes rounded out the rest of the offerings.

Nearly 50 booths were available, including several with information from Fort McCoy organizations or activities.

The sponsors for the event included: Gundersen Lutheran and Sparta Dental Center, Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, Games People Play, Prosthetic Laboratories and Silhouette Shoppe, Tomah Memorial Hospital, and Family Vision Center.

No federal endorsement is implied.

 

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