On Saturday, January 27th, I went to a wellness fair that was organized by Grand Island’s small business group. It was a way to promote the businesses and the various service organizations in a fun atmosphere. I was told that the goal was to make this an annual event. The event was held at Key Bank.
I took a bunch of photographs of people, merchandise, and food. It was a delightful event and the businesses, the bank, and the organizers went out of their way to make everyone feel welcome.
|This is a lovely display of skin care products that are sold at the Pink Martini in the Grand Island Plaza.|
|Diana owns the Pink Martini, a store that is full of products that heal and products that make people happy.|
|Jewelry display from the Pink Martini.|
|The Pink Martini offers many Grand Island products.|
|Seema’s Boutique is located at the Island Ship Center. Seema Mojawalla makes a variety of soaps and lotions and other aromatic products. Using these products makes you feel very pampered.|
|Seema displays a very sweet-smelling soap.|
|Another aromatic product made by Seema!|
|Vienna Laurendi Haak runs a monthly support group for the families of kids with autism. She provided information on autism at her display, as well as information about the support group.|
|Nutrition is an important part of wellness. There was plenty of food available at the wellness fair. It was all quite delicious!|
|There were delicious vegetables and… um… stuff that’s probably mostly good for your mental health.|
|This was exquisite and it was made by Seema!|
|Adrian’s is a famous Grand Island establishment that serves ice cream and roast beef and other foods during the summer. They also make soups and other such yummy and appetizing foods.|
|Celia Spacone is the former director of the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. She offered a wide variety of information on mental health issues and addiction.|
|Vienna and Alice enjoy each other’s company.|
Other exhibits at the wellness fair included the Lions’ Club, which offered a vision screening; a facility that offers chiropractic services and acupuncture, and a florist (Flower A Day).
8 thoughts on “Images of the Grand Island Wellness Fair”
Sounds like a fabulous event – I love how they're focusing on promoting local businesses and boutiques – I'll definitely consider visiting Grand Island if they make it an annual event 🙂
You described them so well, I both felt like I was there with you and wished I had been. I also think that next year, there should be an Alice's Art display. 🙂
These events remind me of small markets where people sold hand crafted wares – not the big soul less malls that have become the shopping template of today
This seemed like a small fair with a lot of personal touch. My favoruite photo was of the colourful vegetables.
sounds so wonderful… loved those earrings and those soaps..
Wow!! Thise silver butterflies got my heart and I would love to get my hands on them – what a fabulous collection of people and their wares – seems like an awesome event to be at Alice; thanks for sharing this!
This concept is always a great local event. Nice that KEY Bank made it their concern to share with others.
What a great event and your photos are so inviting!