Victory Electric Cooperative will be hosting its fourth annual health fair from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 1.

     Victory Electric Cooperative will be hosting its fourth annual health fair from 8 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Oct. 1.Since it began in 2007, the community health fair has grown every year, and organizers hope this year will be no exception. Jerri Imgarten, Victory Electric’s communication specialist, said they have more than 50 doctors, health care professionals and vendors scheduled to attend to attend.
     The first health fair Victory Electric hosted was part of the cooperative's annual meeting but became a event that has reached the broader community.
     "We want to give back to the community and provide services that people might not otherwise get," Imgarten said in an interview Thursday.
     Services you will be able to find at the Health Fair will include skin cancer screenings, weight management consulting, oral cancer screenings, blood pressure screenings, vision checks, pap smears/pelvic exams, hearing tests, foot inspections and car seat inspections.
     Health fair organizers are especially grateful for the physicians who have donated their time. "I can't say enough about the doctors. They're willing to give a Saturday to do this. You have to admire that," said Terry Janson, Victory Electric general manager.
     In addition to the services being provided at no cost, flu shots will also be available at a $15 charge, and complete blood screens available for $10.
     In addition to the health screenings, informational booths will be available from several agencies and organizations.
     Overflow parking is being provided by the Southern Baptist Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Dodge City Community College will provide a shuttle service.
     The community is encouraged to bring canned and non-perishable food items to the health fair to be donated to local food banks for the holiday season.
"Our warehouse will be packed. It will be a lot of fun," Janson said.