The 2nd Waterfront Plaza Health & Community Fair was this past Friday, August 7 and it was met with a warm reception by the organizations that participated as well as those that attended.
In all, twenty-seven organizations participated in this year’s event and were out letting people know more about the services and products they provide. It was great to see a lot of people turning out for the event, having a good time at the different tables, spining the prize wheels, engaging with vendors, and collecting information.
Organizations were spread throughout Restaurant Row at Waterfront Plaza and attendees had to do some traveling if they wanted to see it all. It actually ended up being a good thing as people that racked up 1000 steps on their Kaiser Permanente pedometers were eligible to win an iPod nano! The grand prize giveaway at the event was a trip to Kaua’i on Hawaiian Airlines from Hawaiian 105 KINE, but it didn’t stop there. Attendees walked away with Riatea Helm Concert Tickets, t-shirts and samples from Mix1, and prize packs from Susan G Komen Race for the cure & HMSA. It was a swag-fest!
At times we jokingly say ” . . . well, at least you have your health.” To these people your health and well being is their top priority. That’s what I like most about this event… we get to work with a number of great people and organizations from Hawaii’s community. That’s what’s most important in this economic climate. Working closely with people and organizations in our community towards a successful and thriving Hawaii.
Of course what would any good event be without it’s share of hiccups? Originally I wanted to do a “pre-health fair” post on the logistics of planning the event . . . and then Thursday snuck up on us. We were literally mapping out booth assignments until the last moment as there was a last minute drop out and add-ins that caused some reshuffling. All in all though it was a great event, and I can’t wait to do this again in 2010!
If you’d like to check out all the pictures from this year’s event, click on the photos in our Snapshot sidebar or click here.