“You don’t have to hula hoop to have a hoot at this year’s Women’s Health Focus and Baby Fair,” says Jennifer Cogley, Women’s Health Focus and Baby Fair committee member. “You will have a hoopla with all the activities as well as our guest speaker, Theresa Rose.”
The 2012 Women’s Health Focus and Baby Fair will be Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 4:30 to approximately 8:30 p.m. in the Grinnell High School. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 15.
“Each year we work to find a speaker who will make the event unique and different from the previous year’s,” says Cogley. “We’ve had messages of hope, health, and the heart so this year it’s a hula hoop. The point of the hula hoop is to live fully and freely. Theresa uses the hoop and her ‘hoopisms’ to talk about those things that limit our happiness in life. The program should be funny and yet meaningful.”
Rose shared this about her program, Get Big. “I have come to realize that no matter who we are or what we want to accomplish, it all boils down to one simple concept to master: to GET BIG. Getting big doesn't have anything to do with the size of your body; it's all about energy. As women, we give and give and give some more. When we ignore ourselves long enough and live smaller than we would like, we end up walking through life like it's one long IRS tax audit instead of the juicy romp it is meant to be!” Rose says.
Come see Theresa Rose at the 2012 Women’s Health Focus and Baby Fair. This annual women’s gathering begins at 4:30 p.m. with nearly 40 educational exhibits, vendors in the retail therapy area, a delicious buffet meal, and lots of door prizes before the speaker begins at 7 p.m.
This year’s menu includes: Chicken primavera, sweet and sour tempura pork over rice, chicken breast with mango and pineapple salsa, steakhouse salad, fresh vegetable salad, fresh fruit salad, cheese tray, bread basket, and a wonderful dessert table. Mayflower Community catering staff and chef Scott Gruhn will provide the meal.
Our retail therapy vendors include Betty Broders –Independent Watkins Distributor, Cory Hall Photography, Mary Kay Cosmetics - Vicki DeAngelo, Spaulding Inn Bed and Breakfast, Val’s Ventures, The Glass Gift Box, and more. Area businesses may still sign up. Plus we have several new exhibitors as well as previous ones with new information.
All participants are encouraged to bring a canned food item and plastic bags to support the local food bank through MICA. In the fall, the food banks experience an increase in needs for the community and need extra support.
As always, we enter all participants in a drawing for prices, such as Pandora jewelry, fitness center memberships, massages, and more. All participants will receive a take home item that will help them step into the “live freely and fully” mode.
Tickets are $18 per person if purchased by Sept. 24. After that date, tickets are $25. For tickets, go to the GRMC website, www.grmc.us/ hoopla/home.html or go to www.grmc.us and click on the Women’s Health Focus button. Tickets are also available at The Glass Gift Box, Gosselink’s Gifts and Interiors, and Postels Community Health Park. Free tickets are available for women with financial need. To find out if you are eligible, please contact Amanda Bergmann, at 641-236-2567.
Childcare is also available at $3 per child that includes a meal (for 2 year olds and older) and fun activities for kids. For children under 2, please provide food appropriate for them.
This event is made possible through the financial support of the GRMC Auxiliary, Grinnell College, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, Mayflower Community, KGRN, Grinnell Eye Care, Grinnell Family Care, Iowa Radiology, Maytag Laundry, The Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation, and Family Medicine.