Making Healthy Connections!

FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL AGES THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

FREEBIES!! 

FREE Health Screenings, FREE Red Cross Emergency Kits*, FREE Children's books*, FREE Child ID cards, and many, many giveaways and drawings yet to be determined. 

 

*While supplies last! 

 

THINGS THAT GO VROOM

Get up close and personal with a variety of vehicles like fire trucks, police cars and ambulances.

 

*Weather permitting, these will be located in the Vinton-Shellsburg High School parking lot.​

 

CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECKS 

Chief Ted Paxton and other members of the Vinton Police Department will be offering child safety seat checks at this event as well as having a Student Resource Officer information table. The K-9 Unit will also be making an appearance.

 

PRIZE DRAWINGS &
GOODIE BAGS

In addition to a variety of FREEBIES you can pick up as you make your way through all of this year's exhibitors, you’ll also receive a punch card when you first enter the fair.  Get one punch at every exhibit you visit! Turn in your completed punch card to be entered for drawings based on the number of punches you've gathered. Items for these drawings have been generously donated by many of our exhibitors!

 

BLOOD GLUCOSE SCREENINGS

Virginia Gay Family Medical Clinics will be providing blood glucose screenings which can help identify high blood sugar and identify a risk factor that may increase your chances of developing or experiencing complications to your health from diabetes.

 

HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE

Don't miss the opportunity to discover options seniors have in regards to levels of care. Learn more about topics like dementia and safety in the homes of seniors. There will also be career opportunities for those interested in becoming a caregiver OR those interested in entering healthcare.

 

CREATING THE NEW U

Enjoy a FREE sample taste of Revital U products. Revital U is all Natural + Plant Based and offers many health benefits for the body and mind. 

 

VINTON-SHELLSBURG

FARM TO SCHOOL CHAPTER

Learn how this group meets its goals for the kids in the Vinton-Shellsburg School District and how you can get involved: 1.) Source local products; 2.) Make healthy food options available; 3.) Provide fresh, good tasting food; 4.) Support long term health by introducing a variety of fruits and vegetables. 

FINANCIAL WELLNESS

Financial health is just as important as your physical health. Have you been a victim of Identity Theft? Looking for advice to Improve your Credit Score? How do you set a Budget? Want to protect your loved ones from Scams and Financial Abuse? Let the experts at Farmers Savings Bank and Carson Wealth help you find the right formula to get your finances on track to achieve your goals! 

UNITYPOINT

We believe in the power of healthy relationships. Our thing is health care, and you know you best. So at UnityPoint Health, we get to know your health history and your goals and we work as a team to find the ideal way for you to go from getting well to living well. UnityPoint health is your close-to-home resource for Same day appointments, annual wellness visits, disease prevention, diabetes management, treatment for common illnesses. Know how much YOU MATTER to this world. People are amazing and our clinics are here to help keep them that way!

VINTON LUTHERAN

HOME COMMUNITIES

Discover first hand the number of services provided by the Vinton Lutheran Home Communities. They will be joined this year, by Millenium Therapy to help introduce new outpatient therapy services starting early to mid-March.

VIRGINIA GAY

RESPIRATORY THERAPY

VGH Respiratory Therapy and Quality Medical AeroCare will demonstrate and provide information on home sleep study, sleep study and CPAP devices. Hands-on display of devices will be available. The results from a home sleep study can rule out sleep apnea and help diagnose other sleep disorders.

BENTON COUNTY
FOOD PANTRY

Stop by our booth and try samples of soups and snacks using food pantry items! The Benton County Food Pantry, located in Vinton and Belle Plaine, provides food for those in need who meet the Federal Guidelines. We are open every Tuesday from 10-4 and are located in the Benton County Service Center. One of our goals is to provide healthier food choices for our clients. Donations come mainly from within our community and county. Major resources include HACAP, Fareway, Boy Scout Food Drive, Honor Society Food Drive, Girl Scouts, Churches and Business Food Drives, and the Old School Produce Partners.With your assistance, we provide for over 100 families/month.

REACH OUT & READ

The Virginia Gay Hospital Family Medical Clinics will be offering FREE BOOKS to kids 6 months to 5 years as part of their Reach Out and Read program while supplies last. More information about the Reach Out Read program is available at www.myvghfoundation.org

NUTRITION AND MORE!

VGH Dietary Department will be highlighting nutritional dietary options to improve health and wellness as well as talk about the new weight management program available at Vinton Family Medical Clinic. Stop by and enjoy free coffee or grab a free bottle of water at this booth!

VIRGINIA GAY WEIGHT MANAGEMENT CLINIC 

Get all the details and learn more about the team-based approach to weight loss available through the Weight Management Clinic held at the Vinton Family Medical Clinic. 

 

VIRGINIA GAY
THERAPY SERVICES

Virginia Gay Hospital Therapy Services provide patients with state-of-the-art Physical, Occupational, Speech and Language therapy programs. Stop by and play "Minute to Win It" with our staff! Games will include ring toss, obstacle course, M&M toothpick pickup and more, each designed to test your gross and fine motor skills, breathing techniques, hand/eye coordination, and attention.

 

MENTAL HEALTH    

AWARENESS & SERVICES

There will be several booths with information on mental health and wellness, ways to relieve stress, anxiety, depression. Learn when to contact a mental health provider regarding child and adult concerns. Information on mental health awareness and accessing services through the Abbe Center, Foundation2 and Virginia Gay Family Medical Clinics.

 

GAMES & ACTIVITIES!!

NEW FOR 2020! Let's get active! See how fast you can get through our 60 ft. indoor obstacle course! You'll punch down pillars, crawl through tubes, and climb over tube walls. A great time for kids of all ages! 

Other games sponsored by the Vinton Parks and Recreation Department (VPRD) include super-size Jenga, and Connect 4.

*Outdoor activities weather permitting

 

BENTON COUNTY DISASTER RECOVERY COALITION

Being prepared for a disaster can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters. Communities, families, and individuals should know what to do in the event of a disaster, where to go, and know how to care for their basic and medical needs. ** FREE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS BACKPACKS ** Receive your FREE Emergency Preparedness Backpack while supplies last! 

 

BENTON COUNTY 

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Explore how these programs are working to bring Benton County communities closer together. You may find services you can use or opportunities to volunteer that you weren't aware of: 

  • Medical Transportation

  • Food Distribution

  • Outreach Services

  • Volunteer Opportunities

 

VSCSD SUMMER

FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

DID YOU KNOW FREE Breakfast and Lunch meals are available in Vinton and Shellsburg throughout the summer break? Kids 18 years old and younger are welcome regardless of financial status. Plus you do not have to live within the School District. (Minimal charge for adult meals.) Meet the organizers and learn more about this summer program!

THERAPEUTIC

INNOVATIONS, PLLC

Get to know Therapeutic Innovations and how they provide mental health therapy and behavioral health services to all of Benton County and surrounding communities.

ATHLETICO PHYSICAL THERAPY

Talk with members of the staff from Belle Plaine about  physical therapy as a means to improve health and enhance quality of life while decreasing pain.

VINTON FAREWAY

Vinton Fareway Store is committed to a foundation of personalized service and quality food distribution. Their mission is to provide the highest quality, freshest product available, while treating customers like family and valuing dedicated employees beyond measure. Stop and visit for information on nutrition and healthy food choices.

WHAT YOU DON'T SEE

The Above the Influence Wellness Coalition will be setting up a Mock Bedroom - This will allow individuals over the age of 21 to enter a scene staged as a teenagers bedroom. Within that bedroom there will be several items that relate to substance use and other harmful behavior that a teenager is involved with. This mock bedroom gives parents/guardians the opportunity to see how many things they recognize and education on what to look for in their child's possession.

PINK HEALS  

EASTERN IOWA

The Pink Heals fire truck and police car will be on display! Pink Heals volunteers take these pink vehicles on home visits to those in need. They partner with businesses to provide visit recipients with donated goods, gift cards and services. The color pink is used to represent love and care rather than to signify a specific disease. Pink Heals is about more than just breast cancer. It is about all illnesses and needs within our communities.

 

BE THE CHANGE AND

CHOOSE TO CHANGE

Learn more about fitness for all ages! We can discuss how stages of life, nutrition, meal plan options, portion control, and a positive mindset can make difference for a well rounded healthy lifestyle.

UNITED HEALTHCARE

Get all the details on a Dual Special Needs Plan for those who have both Medicaid and Medicare. You might be missing out on additional benefits and features that a dual plan can offer. This plan provides health benefits for people with income limitations who may need extra help because of disabilities, health conditions or age. Stop by and learn more! 

 

FREE CHILD ID CARDS

Benton County Sheriff's Office will on hand providing FREE Child ID cards.

VINTON PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT

READY… SET… PLAY! The Vinton Parks & Recreation Department offers a vast selection of recreational and enrichment activities for residents of all ages and abilities. They operate many facilities and amenities including the Recreation Center, Skate & Activity Center, Miniature Golf Course, Vinton Community Swimming Pool and many acres of parks, playgrounds and trails. Stop by and chat and ask us questions about opportunities for community-based, family-friendly fun!

 

2020 EXHIBITORS 

Above the Influence Wellness Coalition

Arbonne/Becky Kruckenberg

Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC)

Athletico Physical Therapy​

Atkins Family Medical Clinic

Be The Change Group Fitness

• Benton County Disaster Recovery Coalition

• Benton County Food Pantry

• Benton County Public Health

• Benton County Rural Access Center

• Benton County Sexual Assault Response Team

Benton County Sheriff

• Benton County Veterans Affairs

Benton County Volunteer Program

• Better Together Animal Rescue, Inc.

• Better Tomorrows Early Childhood &

  Benton-Iowa Community Partnership

  for Protecting Children

Betterton Chiropractic

Carson Wealth

Choose to RISE/Kim Meyer

• CreatingTheNewU - Revital U

Eastern Iowa Health Center

• EchoVision US Cellular

 Farmers Savings Bank & Trust

• GWAEA Early ACCESS 

• HACAP & HACAP North

   Benton Center

• Heritage Area Agency on Aging

• HomeInstead Senior Care

Horizons

LaGrange Pharmacy

• LifeServe Blood Center

Linn County Public Health and Linn County

   Community Services | Ryan White Program

Martin Eye Clinic

North Benton Ambulance

• Norwex

• Old Creamery Nature Trail

• Operation Threshold WIC

Pink Heals Eastern Iowa

• PFLAG Cedar Rapids Chapter

• ProActive Pediatric Therapy, LLC​

• Riverview Center

 SHIIP-SMP

• Smith-Geater VFW Post 8884 

• Sparkle & Shine with Ilene

• State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

• Sara E Stuefen DDS PC

Therapeutic Innovations, PLLC

• United Healthcare

• Unity Point (Shellsburg & Vinton Clinic)

• Usborne Books and More

• Urbana Family Medical Clinic

• Van Horne Family Medical Clinic

• Vinton Family Medical Clinic

Vinton Guild of Fine Arts

Vinton Fire Department

• Vinton Lions Club

Vinton Lutheran Home Communities

Vinton Parks & Recreation Department

Vinton Police Department

• Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District

• VSCSD Summer Food Service Program

Vinton-Shellsburg Farm to School

• Virginia Gay Hospital

• VGH Health Care Foundation

• VGH Home Health

• Wilson Hite Insurance

POSTPONED:

NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED 

@ VINTON-SHELLSBURG HIGH SCHOOL

210 W 21st St., Vinton, IA 52349

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

ROBIN MARTIN

Virginia Gay Hospital

Health Care Foundation

P: (319) 472-6375

E: rmartin@vghinc.com

W: www.myvghfoundation.org

 

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