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'Life is Good' theme of annual 
Health, Wellness Fair

By Rob Schuette, The Real McCoy Staff

      Several hundred members of the Fort McCoy community stopped at the Health and Wellness Fair May 14 to learn and practice a variety of ways to lead a healthy, productive life.

Photo: Several hundred people gather in the Rumpel Fitness Center gymnasium to visit the 44 booths at the Health and Wellness Fair at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Pam Budda)
Several hundred people gather in the Rumpel Fitness Center gymnasium to visit the 44 booths at the Health and Wellness Fair at Fort McCoy. (Photos by Pam Budda)

      The theme of the event, "Life is Good," was personified in the 44 booths at the Rumpel Fitness Center. The day's events also included a 5-K run/walk, a blood drive, and free-throw and three-point shooting contests.

      Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program members sold snacks and lunch items at the event.

      The booths had information pertaining to a number of services available on and off post, including health, wellness, nutrition, recreation and relaxation, and others.

      Thirty-five personnel donated blood. The 5K run and walk event attracted 180 personnel.

      Kim Frey, Rumpel Fitness Center assistant manager, said, "The Wellness Fair was a great success. We appreciate (everyone in the Fort McCoy community) participating in such a wonderful event."     

Photo: A runner nears the finish line during the Fort McCoy Health and Wellness Fair 5K competitive run. (Photo by Pam Budda)
A runner nears the finish line during the Fort McCoy Health and Wellness Fair 5K competitive run. 

       Master Sgt. Trent Edberg of the 3rd, 340th Training Support Battalion of the 181st Infantry Brigade, said it was the first time he attended the Health and Wellness Fair at Fort McCoy.

      "I checked out the wellness offerings and the run," Edberg said. "I'll also stop over at the blood drive."

      Staff Sgt. Hal McKinley of the 3rd, 335th Training Support Battalion of the 181st Infantry Brigade said he was in the Rumpel Fitness Center several days before the event and saw a sign advertising the event.

      "I decided to come and see what they had," McKinley said. "I liked all the booths. There's probably something that you can use at one time or another at all of them."

      Sue Lamb of the Directorate of Information Management said it had been a while since she attended a Health and Wellness Fair.     


"The Wellness Fair was a great success. We appreciate (everyone in the Fort McCoy community) participating in such a wonderful event."

Kim Frey,
Rumpel Fitness Center Assistant Manager

      "It's all really good," Lamb said. "It's a lot bigger than when I last came."

      The winners of three-point shooting contest were: Men's: 1st) Gerald Liddell,; 2nd) Joe McLean Jr.; Women's: 1st) Cynthia Skinner; 2nd) LaShaun Neil.

      The winners of the free-throw shooting contest were: Women's: 1st) Cynthia Skinner; 2nd) Marsha Beefrey; Men's: 1st) Joe McLean Jr.; and 2nd) Scott Frey.

      Fitness Frenzy winners were: Male: Mike Lakowske; 2nd) Scott Trost; Female: 1st) Joela Flatten; and 2nd) Drucilla Doughty.

      The 5K run winners were: Women's Division 36 & Over, 1st) Misty Brown; 2nd) Christina Steiner; Women's Division 35 & Under, 1st) Leslie Guttenberg; 2nd) Cory Gray; Men's Division 41 & Over, 1st) Scott Trost; 2nd) Jeffrey Hart; Men's Division 31-40: 1st) Anthony Kelsey; 2nd) Joe Schotzko; and Men's Division 30 & Under: 1st) Isaac Sargent; and 2nd) Christian Hert.

Photo: A guest at the Fort McCoy Health and Wellness Fair checks out the Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers Booth. (Photo by Pam Budda)
A guest at the Fort McCoy Health and Wellness Fair checks out the Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers Booth. 

      The Wellness Fair was sponsored by Gundersen Lutheran, Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, Tomah Memorial Hospital, Sparta Dental Center, Family Vision Center of Tomah, Phillips Pharmacy, Great Wolf Lodge, Sue Kolve's Salon & Day Spa, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Franciscan Skemp, Identity Works, First Command, Mix 96.1, Reinhart Food Service, Ripp Distributing, and Culver's. No federal endorsement is implied.

      For more information about other MWR events/activities, go to the MWR Web site at http://www.mccoymwr.com or call the MWR Events Line at (877) 864-4969.

 

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