Chilton Medical Center offering many community events this spring

Published 3:00 pm Friday, April 6, 2012

Chilton Medical Center is offering Chilton County residents numerous opportunities this spring to learn more about their health and give back to the hospital while having fun.

•A Meet the Artist event with Sue Anne Hoyt of Clanton will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. April 9 at CMC.

Hoyt is a local artist whose paintings are currently displayed in the CMC lobby.

“We’ve had so many compliments on her display of art,” said Anne Taddicken of CMC. “We’re doing this to help bring awareness to the community of the Chilton County Arts Council. (This is) a chance to mingle and ask questions.”

•Scale Back Alabama is coming to a close, with the final weigh out set for April 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the glass room by Dr. Ajay Patel’s and Dr. Cherrie Herrera’s office.

•CMC’s auxiliary group, the Pink Ladies, will hold its Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale on April 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the breezeway.

Proceeds from the sale will help fund new equipment for the hospital.

“They’ve been able to get some much-needed equipment,” Taddicken said of the Pink Ladies, adding that they were able to purchase a new desk for the lobby with last year’s jewelry sale earnings.

•A diabetic education class April 19 will provide information and tips on how to live with diabetes.

The class is free and is from 10-11 a.m. in the glass room by Dr. Patel’s and Dr. Herrera’s office.

•Another fundraiser CMC will hold is a cash-for-gold sale April 24 and 25 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby.

CMC will pay cash for used, old or broken gold and silver jewelry.

•Lastly, CMC is partnering with Tommy Glasscock of Clanton to host the Second Annual Spring Fling/Health Fair and Antique Car Show on May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We do this to help bring much-needed health information, screenings and education free of charge to the community,” Taddicken said. “We try to provide fun activities for adults, as well as children, to help them learn in a fun and safe environment.”

This year’s event is expected to feature the two winners of Season 11 of “The Biggest Loser” television show, Olivia Ward and Hannah Curlee.

“They are both from Alabama and have great stories to share about their weight loss journey,” Taddicken said. “I feel that having them as our featured guests at the event would be a great asset to our community.”

CMC will accept applications for vendors at the health fair through May 1.

“We would love to have more vendors,” Taddicken said. “The more, the better.”

Contact Anne Taddicken at (205) 280-3536 to apply.