Heealth fair, car show set for June 1
A popular praise song by the contemporary Christian group Casting Crowns asks the questions:
“Does anybody hear her?”
“Can anybody see?”
“Or does anybody even know she's going down today under the shadow of our steeple.”
“In the shadow of the steeples of Thomasville, there are many people who need physical, emotional, and spiritual assistance and that’s what the third annual Thomasville Community Health Fair and Car Show is all about — helping our neighbors meet their health and spiritual needs in an atmosphere of fun and fellowship," said the Rev. Mitchel Hayworth of Greenwood Baptist Church.
The event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Greenwood Baptist Church, partners with local businesses such as Central Triad Services, Gordon’s Furniture and Rex Oil Company and many others to make this ministry to the community possible.
Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center will provide the health screenings for blood pressure, heart disease, cholesterol, diabetes (A1C blood test), and osteoporosis. In addition, participants in the health fair will receive direction and resources if further healthcare services are needed. Local hair stylists and barbers will offer free haircuts, a popular portion of the event for many attendees.
“We are especially excited this year about the addition of the North Carolina Baptist Men’s Dental Bus," said Hayworth. "We have scheduled over 40 appointments for free basic dental services such as fillings and extractions as well as dental cleanings.” The bus will be staffed by four area dentists: Dr. Stas Tkatch of High Point and Dr. Christian Brandyberry, Dr. Nicholas Hurley and Dr. James McGhee of Thomasville along with dental assistants and hygienists from each office and a hygienist from the dental office of Smith, Bundy, and Fisher. In addition to health related opportunities, 50 classic cars are expected to be on display and judges will select the top 20 and Best of Show.
The event includes food and gospel music throughout the day.
“We are excited about having four gospel groups on the sound stage from different parts of central North Carolina,” said Joe Hedrick, Greenwood Baptist's minister of music. "The Johnsons from Salisbury will kick off the event at 10 a.m. followed by a local favorite, The Father’s Four, at 11a.m. Soul Purpose from Winston-Salem takes the stage at noon. The Faith Walkers of Asheboro will conclude the music at 1 p.m."
The Thomasville Health Fair and Car Show also offers fun for the children with inflatable rides, face painting, prizes. Registration will be open for free Christian education opportunities over the summer. In its third year, the Thomasville Health Fair and Car Show has seen hundreds of local residents come through the doors to get free health screenings in this very important ministry to those who many times fall through the cracks of the health care system, said Hayworth. “It’s our responsibility to seek those who live in the shadow of our steeple and love them because that’s exactly what Christ did for every Christian," Hayworth added. "Christ loved us, sought us, and died on a cross for us. And now He instructs us to love our neighbors the same way He has loved us.”
Greenwood Baptist Church is located at 1010 Lexington Ave.