Eastside resource fair June 16

Published 6:47 pm Thursday, June 14, 2012

A community resource fair will be held on Saturday, June 16 at 10 a.m. at Roseland Community Center (intersection of Howard and Peake streets in Tryon).
The resource fair is sponsored by the following organizations: Thermal Belt Friendship Council; Polk Fit, Fresh, and Healthy; Eastside Citizens Advisory Committee and Roseland Community Center. The event is made possible through donations from Bi-Lo Inc. and St. Luke’s Hospital.
The purpose of the community resource fair is to kick-off a series of resource-sharing events on the eastside of Tryon, as well as to gauge interest for other events. Future plans include offering specific topics and health screenings on the eastside, as well as in the Green Creek community.
Presenters at the resource fair will include St. Luke’s Hospital, the Polk County Department of Social Services, The Meeting Place, Thermal Belt Outreach Ministries and Pisgah Legal Services. Each presenter will share resources offered through their organizations. Additionally, blood pressure and hearing screenings will take place.
The following resource providers will also be on hand to answers questions and provide information about their organizations: Hospice, Medication Assistance Program (MAP), the Extension Service, Western Highlands, Baker’s Chiropractic and Polk, Fit, Fresh and Healthy.
Refreshments will be served as participants network with one another and with service providers.
The event is free to the public and parking is available at Roseland Community Center, as well as along Peake and East Howard streets.
– article submitted
by Joseph Fox

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