Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Summer Highlights

Another summer has quickly passed us by and as I mourn its disappearance, I am reminded of the many great things that it entailed. In between trips to the beach, visits with family and friends, as well as checking off items on our family "summer bucket list," a little Creation Health happened along the way...and here are the highlights!

First, we had the privilege of being apart of two wellness fairs. One took place @ Worthington Industries, where we handed out free books, bookmarks, dvds, brochures and other informational materials to employees. The second one was located @ the Greene County Health Department, where we handed out similar materials, including educational coloring books and crayons, to families and community members.

We also made an appearance at the 1st Annual Kiwanis Kids Day @ the Astros Ballpark. It was a fun-filled day of food, games and giveaways for the whole family. Again, we handed out free materials, including the ever-popular coloring books and crayons.

When we were not participating in community events, we spent our time and efforts bringing more awareness to the Creation Health principles inside our 2 hospitals through free available materials in the lobbies and waiting rooms, displays and other promotional activities and contests. One of our main goals for 2015 has been to make Creation Health more visible inside our hospitals and we continued those efforts through the summer months as well.

Along those lines, we hosted a Creation Health Scavenger Hunt for all Laughlin and Takoma employees. For a chance to win a free Fitbit ($120 Value), employees had to use clues to find the 8 letters that represent the Creation Health principles hidden around the hospital. Once they found them, they had to tell us where the 8 letters were hidden and what each letter stands for in the Creation acronym. It was so much fun and a great way to bring awareness to the program!

Now that summer is over and I am back in the office on a more regular basis, you should be hearing from me more often, reporting the exciting things we have planned for this fall! Be sure to let us know if there is anything we can do for you or for your next event!

About the Author: Erin Franklin is the Creation Health Coordinator for Greene County, the Head Volleyball Coach at Greeneville High School and the Founder/Director at Worthy of the Prize Sports Ministries. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization, and her ebook find joy in the journey: how 12 women could face tomorrow just because He lives for inspiring stories of women who found overwhelming joy despite their circumstances. Erin is the wife of Aaron, the Minister of Music & Senior Adults at FBC Greeneville, and the momma of 2 sons, Anderson and EJ. Click here for full bio.

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