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Church On the Rock holds its first Community Health Fair

by Greg Bischof | September 25, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.
Chambers Home Health and Hospice greets sets up a table for visitors during Church on the Rock's first Community Health Fair on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at the church in Texarkana, Texas. Chambers was one of 55 participating vendors. The church plans to hold next year's health fair in October. (Staff photo by Greg Bischof)

TEXARKANA, Texas -- Spiritual health walked hand in hand with physical health Saturday at Church On the Rock's inaugural Community Health Fair.

Fifty-five vendors across the Texarkana area gathered in the church's foyer to distribute information about their services.

"We just started brainstorming ideas earlier this year, because we wanted to reach out to the whole community and let them know that we love them,"said Dylia Mills, who leads the church's Senior Adults Living Triumphantly (SALT) organization along with her husband, Larry.

Mills said the fair had been planned for next month but was moved to September to avoid scheduling conflicts between vendors and organizers.

"We plan to have next year's fair in October, when the weather is more mild, and we plan to keep it right here at the church," she said.

Among the vendors were family medicine services, exercise clubs and financial advisers. Mills estimated several hundred people visited the four-hour fair, which started at 10 a.m.

Vendor Sheerie Graves recently started the nonprofit Divinity Help, which distributes lunch sack food items to those in need. She was impressed with the turnout.

"It's been a great turnout, and the proceeds all go to distributing lunch sacks," she said.



Affordable Health Care 0f Texarkana; Aging and Disability Resource Center; Alzheimer's Alliance; Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging; Arrow Foster Care Group; Brandon Cowan Medicare Supplements; Brookdale Assistant Living; Celebrate Recovery; Chase Livingston personal trainers; CSFP Senior Box Program; Chambers Home Health Care; CHRISTUS St. Micheal Health System; CHRISTUS Senior Care; Spirit of CHRISTUS Van; Pregnancy Center; Divinity Help; Domestic Violence Prevention; East Funeral Home; Elara Caring Home Healthcare; Encompass Health; Call Foster Care; For the Sake of One; Genesis PrimeCare; Grace House; Gymbox Fitness; Grace Couseling PRN; HealthCare Express; HCE Sportsplex; Hospice of Texarkana; Kid Zone; Liberty Ministries; LifeNet; LifeShare Blood Center; Partner Resource Network; Planet Fitness; Prodigy Yoga; Prayer Teams; American Red Cross; Riverview Behavioral Health; Ross and Shoalmire Law Firm; Roy Autrey Medical supplements; Shaklee; Sitters of Texarkana; Southern Rehab Clinic; Supra-care; Syvel Werson Foster Care; Texarkana Texas Fire Department; Texarkana Funeral Home; health coach Tina Tannehill-Curtis; Tough Kookie Foundation; Trex; and Vidaly and Young Living Essential Oils.



What motivated Sheerie Graves to start Divinity Help? Read the story online here.

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