Garrett County Health Fair and Family Fun Festival Receives Local Sponsorship

Aetna Better Health of Maryland is once again the Title Sponsor for the Garrett County Health Fair and Family Fun Festival this year. The event will take place on Saturday, April 15, at the CARC (Community Aquatic & Recreation Complex) at Garrett College in McHenry from 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM.

“Aetna Better Health of Maryland’s purpose is to serve our members where they are and meet their needs with meaningful resources and services to enhance their lives and improve their health and well-being,” said Sarah Bush, Community Development Coordinator.  “This purpose compliments the mission of the Garrett County Steps to Better Health Committee, which is to promote good health, prevent chronic diseases, and encourage well-being in Garrett County and the surrounding region. The Garrett County Health Fair is a great way to show our community that we are here to work together for their well-being.”

Many other local agencies and organizations also provided funds and In-Kind support to sponsor the event. Although all sponsors are listed below, a better way to check out the sponsorships is to visit where a preview of the colorful Health Fair Program Booklet is available to flip through.

The program booklet, which will also be available at the event, includes a sign-off page to keep track of booth visits. After getting signatures from at least 30 booths and turning in the page at the registration table, you will qualify to be entered into the grand prize drawings for either a one-year membership to the CARC, an annual MD State Park Pass, or one of two 4-week Garrett Growers Veggie Box Subscriptions. Additional door prizes will also be given away.

Other sponsors include:

Gold Sponsors: Garrett County Health Department (GCHD), Garrett Regional Medical Center, Maryland Physicians Care, Mountain Laurel Medical Center, AHEC West, and Medical Rehabilitation Systems Physical Therapy.

Silver Sponsors: Maryland Health Connections – Early Care, Priority Partners, and Garrett College CARC.

Basic Sponsors: Allegany Hearing & Balance, Dove Center, Early Care -GCHD, IDF-Garrett Dialysis Center, Walgreens – Oakland, Cindy’s Fund, Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc., Deep Creek Colon & Rectal Surgery, PC, and WIC – Garrett County.

The Garrett County Health Fair & Family Fun Festival is a free community event designed to increase health awareness and to promote health-oriented resources for all ages which are available throughout the local community. The event will include informational booths, some free health screenings, door prizes, and many other giveaways.

The event is organized by the Garrett County STEPS Committee, a group composed of private citizens, local businesses, and public agencies, all with the desire to improve the overall wellness of the community. Like Garrett County Health Fair on Facebook for up-to-date information.