Senior Fair and Expo Saturday

Published 7:00 am Thursday, June 1, 2017

Saturday, the 21st annual Senior Fair and Expo will be held at the Picayune Memorial High School gymnasium.
Held by the local radio station WRJW, this year’s hosts will be the Picayune Lady Tide softball team, WRJW’s Denise Wilson said. The event will be held from 8 a.m. until noon.
Each year the fair and expo aims to bring a plethora of information to senior citizens of Pearl River County. While health related information is available at the event, booths also feature information on travel, insurance, financial tips and legal advice.
“We try to make it more than just a health fair,” Wilson said.
There will also be a number of opportunities for participants to have their hearing, vision, blood levels and spinal health screened.
This year will be a first in the entertainment category. From 10:45 to 11:45 that morning local band Shallow Creek will take the stage, Wilson said.
Just before the band performs, WRJW staff will recognize this year’s Senior Citizen of the Year at 10:30 a.m. That person will be chosen from the list of the radio station’s more than 50 Senior Citizen of the Week recognized over the past year. The Senior Citizen of the Year will be chosen based on their activity within the community, Wilson said.
The first 1,000 people to attend the event will receive bags filled with a variety of products and each hour winners for the many door prizes will be announced. Wilson said attendees can register for door prizes at the door prize booth, and winners will have to be present at the time of the drawing.
Members of the softball team will be selling concessions during breakfast and lunch.
Some of the more than 60 booths planned for the event will provide information about offices from the county and municipalities, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, the World War II Museum, Mississippi Insurance Office and Mississippi Department of Mental Health. Other booths will feature information about a variety of products, samples and information geared toward Pearl River County’s senior citizen population.
For more information about this event, call 601-798-4835.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox