Cherokee Community Health would like to thank everyone for volunteering their time to plan and participate in the Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Event on Thursday, March 21 at the Acquoni Expo Center. Several vendors exhibited at the event including: Healthy Heart, Nurse Family Partnership, Cherokee Home Health, Cherokee Life Center, Cherokee Women’s Wellness and Snowbird Community Health. Over 38 participants came to the event. Principal Chief Michell Hicks granted administrative leave to attend.
Participants were welcomed by Aneva Turtle Hagberg, health operations director. Elder Jerry Wolfe provided a prayer. Attendees were then spellbound by Ms. Samantha Crowe Hernandez’s 2nd and 3rd grade classes from the New Kituwah Academy who sang for the crowd. Music and DJ services were provided by Shawn Crowe.
Door prizes were as follows: Grand Prize-Ipod and Itunes card-Ty Nadeau; other prizes- Tool set Shawn Crowe; travel mug-Nellie Smith; duffle bag- Millie Bryson; backpack- Haley Smith; tool Set-Trent Winchester; scented warmer- Elaine Lackey; and scented warmer- Sandy Mixer.