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Blood Pressure, other tests

BLOOD PRESSURE, OTHER TESTS — Catholic Charities had a booth at the annual Community Health Fair offering blood pressure, blood sugar and oxygen saturation tests during the morning for those attending. Also on hand were church members giving information on the monthly Rainbow House Food Pantry. This was the 21st year the Health Fair has been sponsored by the United Methodist Women of The United Methodist Church of Frankston. — Citizen Photo 

21st Community Health Fair held

Oct. 2 at UMC Family Life Center

Area health care providers offered a whole range of services to area residents at the 21st annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Family Life Center of The United Methodist Church of Frankston, 161 S. Weldon Street at the intersection of East Main Street.

The event is sponsored by the United Methodist Women.

Family Circle of Care Mobile Clinic had walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations.

Brookshire’s Pharmacy provided influenza (Flu) as well as other vaccines.

Christus Ross Breast Center had the mobile bus providing mammograms.

Carter BloodCare held a blood drive during the event.

For those with concerns about their pets’ health, Lake Palestine Animal Hospital was there to help answer questions.

The Health Fair was free and open to the public.

The following providers were on hand to help with your health needs:

Family Circle of Care Mobile Clinic COVID-19 vaccinations; Carter BloodCare for blood donations; Christus Ross Breast Center for mammograms; UT Health Frankston Clinic for blood pressure; Catholic Charities and Rainbow House Food Pantry for blood pressure and blood sugar screening; Christus Trinity Clinic for BMI; and UT Health Science Center at Tyler for free colon cancer screening.

Providing insurance information were Copeland Insurance Group, Maximus (Medicaid), UHC Dental, and United Healthcare.

Other providers included A Pineywoods Home Health Care, ACCESS Mental Health & FAYS Programs, Christus Mother Frances Breast Health, Christus Trinity Mother Frances Pain and Vascular Center, Country Place Senior Living Jacksonville, East Texas Honey, ETCADA, Fitness Center UMC Frankston, Frankston Family Dentistry, Kindred at Home, Lake Palestine Animal Hospital, Twin Oaks Health & Rehab, and TxDOT.

Social Distancing and masks were encouraged; providers exhibits were more than six feet apart, and all COVID-19 mandates were followed.

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Lord’s Acre Country Store, Auction

scheduled by UMC Frankston Oct. 23 

The 36th annual Lord’s Acre Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Family Life Center of The United Methodist Church of Frankston, 161 South Weldon, at East Main.

The Festival is the church’s main fund-raising activity. Because of members’ and other community supporters’ participation, the Festival has helped the church realize many goals, church officials say. They describe the event as a day of fun, food and fellowship for all who attend.

The day will begin at 9 a.m. when the Country Store opens, stocked with homemade or newly purchased goods church members have donated. Some examples of items to be found are jams, jellies, breads, pies, cakes, relish, preserves, decorative home accents, toys for children, Christmas items and casserole covers. Everything in the Country Store sells for $35 or less, according to the sponsors.

At 11 a.m., the popular auction will begin. Items up for bidding are also homemade or newly purchased and donated by church members. These items are valued in excess of $35 and usually are sold for as much as bidders desire to pay.

Some examples from past years’ auctions include porch swings, barbecue smokers, pecans, oil paintings, weekend trips, dolls, seasonal wreaths and decorations, cap racks, quilts, afghans and a year of desserts. A wide variety of items are usually available for bidding at the auction, sponsors say.

The Food Committee will be serving coffee, canned drinks, desserts and a few breakfast items. The Covenant Cookers will be selling barbecued brisket sandwiches and chips. These will be available around 10:30 a.m. until gone. Other briskets will be sold through the auction. 

The Lord’s Acre Committee, headed by Karen Faulkner, has urged church members and other Frankston area residents to make plans to attend this year’s Lord’s Acre Harvest Festival and take advantage of the opportunities for purchasing a favorite item, enjoying food and meeting and greeting friends and neighbors. Those attending are urged to follow current guidelines of medical experts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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