Women’s Expo happens SaturdayWORTHINGTON — Winter is still around, but the Daily Globe Women’s Expo Health and Home Show promises to be the ideal way to usher in spring. The sixth annual Daily Globe Women’s Expo, sponsored by the Daily Globe, Sanford Health, Minnesota West Community and Technical College and Avera Medical Group Worthington will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Minnesota West Community and Technical College.
By: Alyson Buschena, Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON — Winter is still around, but the Daily Globe Women’s Expo Health and Home Show promises to be the ideal way to usher in spring.
The sixth annual Daily Globe Women’s Expo, sponsored by the Daily Globe, Sanford Health, Minnesota West Community and Technical College and Avera Medical Group Worthington will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Minnesota West Community and Technical College.
Daily Globe Publisher Joni Harms said the Women’s Expo wouldn’t be what it is without the title sponsors.
“I want to say a huge thank you to our three title sponsors,” she said. “They have been with us since day one. They bring the seminars and a great variety of information.”
Unlike previous years, the expo will be held in the Classrooms, Student Services and Administration building on the Minnesota West campus.
“With the renovating of the gym, we moved it to the main part of the campus this year,” Harms said.
Booths will be in classrooms on the first and second floor with five or six exhibits in each room.
“The exhibitors are excited to see everyone,” Harms said of the almost 70 exhibitors ranging from jewelry, handbags, kitchen ware, fitness, beauty products, and message and spa services will be featured.
“There will be easy access to all of the exhibitors with elevators and stairways,” Harms added.
Monitors in the hallways will scroll through seminar schedules and share other information about the event.
The main door prizes for the Women’s Expo this year include a diamond pendant from Johnson Jewelry valued at $1,500, a $500 gift certificate from HyVee and a Boston Collection living room set from Slumberland furniture, valued at $ 2,359.
“Other exhibitors will have additional drawings and giveaways at their booths,” Harms said.
As in previous years, multiple seminars will be held throughout the day, the first starting at 9 a.m.
“All of the topics presented are new. If people have been here before and think they’ve already seen the seminars — they haven’t,” Harms said.
This year, many of the seminar topics are health related, including: What is Medical home; Women’s Health Preventative Services Act; Cancer Care is Now Available in Worthington, Emergency and Wilderness Medicine; and Welcome! New Surgery Center at Avera Medical Group Worthington.
All health related seminars are sponsored by Sanford Worthington or Avera Medical Group Worthington.
Two food seminars, presented by Sue Doeden, titled Honey, Honey and Simple Sides for Spring and Summer, will also be presented.
“We have a great variety of medical related seminars that will all be wonderful and informative. The Daily Globe is hosting Sue Doeden, a food specialist doing two cooking shows, which are always a highlight,” Harms said.
The seminar stage will be in room 116 on the first floor and seminars will be presented from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
A wine tasting will be held from 3 to 3:30 p.m. The Worthington Liquor Store will once again be providing a selection of wine for participants to try with an emphasis on wines that are appropriate for spring and Easter.
BenLee’s and the Early Risers Kiwanis will be at the food booth in the cafeteria with food for breakfast and lunch.
“They will have hot coffee and rolls at 8 a.m. and soup, sandwiches and bars throughout the day,” Harms said.
Sanford and Avera will both have stations at the Women’s Expo to do free blood work.
“We will be offering two types of tests — fasting and non-fasting,” said Barb Arnold, employee health nurse at Sanford.
She explained that the fasting tests will include total cholesterol, HLD (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), triglycerides and glucose levels. Interested participants must fast 8 to 12 hours before the test.
Non-fasting tests will test levels of total cholesterol, and HLD levels.
“It is a simple finger stick test done with a machine. Tests done in a lab will be a little more accurate,” Arnold said.
Sanford will also check for blood pressure levels and oxygen saturation levels. The results of any tests done will be given to participants right away.
Tickets will be available at the door for $7, but Harms encourages people to take advantage of the $6 advance ticket sales, the $1 off coupon found at dglobe.com and to fill out the registration form on their ticket.
“We will have a table at the main entrance, handling tickets and getting people registered. Of course, if people pre-register, they will be able to get through that much quicker,” she said.
Advance tickets are available through the Daily Globe office, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Sanford Worthington Clinic, and Sanford Worthington Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop.
“Come early and spend the day. Take your friends, listen to a seminar, do some shopping, and pick up some information from our exhibitors,” Harms said.
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