Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Lamar Sig Eps Sponsor Senior Health Fair

Best Years Center to host health fair
Annual Mardi Gras-style event set for Feb. 7 at Harvest Club
BY REBECCA BLANCHARD

'Celebrating Seniors Mardi Gras Style,' the annual Best Years Center health fair, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Harvest Club. The City of Beaumont's Best Years Center once again will host its annual "Celebrating Seniors Mardi Gras Style," a health fair, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Harvest Club on Gulf Street.

The event, which highlights activities, information, health networking, specialty booths, specialty items, innovative safety features for the home, adaptive equipment and much more.

"The center hosts this event this year as a way to provide seniors the most upto date information and services with the most dedicated vendors," said Lynn Huckaby, BYC program director.

The fair provides the perfect chance to have your blood pressure and hearing checked, as well as the opportunity to receive giveaways, door prizes and enjoy the food and fun, all free of charge for people 50 years old and older or their family members or care givers.

Live entertainment will be provided by The Happy Steppers, The Boot Scooters, Swinging Chicks and big band music will be performed by the Taco Rey Band.

"We will be set up for seniors to have their pictures taken for a small fee in front of a trolley float set up in front of the Harvest Club by Parades Unlimited," Huckaby said. "For the first time, we will select a king and queen who will reign over the celebration next year."

To win the honor, particpants can purchase a slice of King Cake for one dollar. The person who finds the baby in the cake will be named either the king or queen. The winner will then name who he or she would like to reign with them.

So drag out your Mardi Gras beads and attire and head over to the Harvest Club for hours of fun and activities and visit the more than 70 vendors from throughout Southeast Texas who will be set up there.

"Vendors will decorate their own tables and bring their own door prozes and handouts," Huckaby said. "There will be awards for the most colorful booth, most creative booth and the booth that best matches the theme."

The event is being sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon, Lamar A. Roach Sr. and the City of Beaumont.

Admission and food is free. Enjoy gumbo, boudain balls and other Cajun cuisine.
For information, call the center at 838-1902.