“I wanted to see what was going on and I was curious about the health fair because I have some health issues myself. Also, my son wanted to see the martial arts demonstration,” said David Hess.
The health fair at The Forum was part of a discount program hosted by Garner and Glover Insurance Agency. Participants got their blood drawn and received a health risk assessment.
Chuck Shaw, a representative of Garner and Glover Insurance, said 422 Floyd County employees, more than any other year, participated in the program.
“We are pretty much the broker for Floyd County and what we are doing is getting Floyd County employees to think about their health by getting more fit, healthy and making better choices. This will hopefully result in lower insurance costs,” said Shaw.
The Floyd County Dixie Stompers and Rome Martial Arts performed at the health fair.
“I’m always trying to be healthy, we always get a lot of good ideas about ways to stay healthy and get free stuff,” said Melissa Lambert, who works with the Floyd County tax assessors office.
Chelsea Latta, a senior at Model High School, is an intern with the Rome News-Tribune.