MHHS celebrates wellness with Girls Night Out
A large group of women turned out for MHHS’ annual Girls Night Out celebration held at First Presbyterian Church in Morristown to visit booths like the Morristown Regional Diagnostic Center’s booth.
Hundreds of women came out to “express themselves” during the annual Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System Wellness of Women’s Girls Night Out festivities Thursday evening at First Presbyterian Church on West Main Street in Morristown.
Women lined up for free health screenings, health education, free samples and the opportunity to win fabulous door prizes during the four-hour event.
MHHS offered free blood sugar, blood pressure and pulse oximetry checks.
Throughout the evening, area physicians were available for one-on-one discussion with patients on a variety of health issues, including plastic surgery with Dr. Matthew Becker, pulmonology with Dr. Vijoydeep Rao, behavioral health issues with Dr. Maria Anturi and gynecological issues with Dr. Todd Richards.
The entertainment portion of the evening kicked off with instructors and students from The Main Loft fitness studio enthralling the audience with a 30-minute sample of the various classes taught at the facility, including kickboxing, Zumba and Piloxing.
Attendees were also given a sneak preview of the MHHS and Just About You Pink Glove Dance Video. The official release of the video and voting begins on Oct. 25.
Kelley Simpson of Kelley Marie Chic Boutique presented a fall fashion show, featuring fashions designed to flatter every age group and body style.
Another highlight of this year’s event was the art exhibit featuring the winners of the “Express Yourself” art competition for students.
Artwork displayed included the works of Amber Hatfield, Christopher Logan Jarnigan and Chelsey Verzosa, all of Morristown-Hamblen High School East; Elizabeth Liposky of All Saints’ Episcopal School, Alexis Ortiz of Jefferson Elementary School and Christin Michael Tauriairen of East Ridge Middle School.
Also featured at the exhibit were by Rose Center artists Jennifer Stoneking-Stewart, Vicki Kinser and Michelle Smith.
Jersey Girl Diner catered dinner, which was available for most of the evening and included several salad options, baked potatoes and signature soups and chili. The Timeless Elegance Tea Room provided tea. Dessert, consisting of tiny, decorated cupcakes, was provided by Magpies.
Many lucky attendees left with door prizes presented by the event’s exhibitors. Many others left with bags filled with bargains and bling after a fun evening of shopping, fellowship and fun.
-By Denise Williams, Tribune Staff Writer