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Free health screenings at the Canyon County Fair? Who knew!

The Saint Alphonsus Mobile Mammography Coach will be at the Canyon County Fair for quick and convenient mammograms.
The Saint Alphonsus Mobile Mammography Coach will be at the Canyon County Fair for quick and convenient mammograms. Courtesy of Saint Alphonsus

When someone mentions the Canyon County Fair, you think of barn animals, carnival rides and, if you’re me, funnel cake!

And the fair does offer all those things, in addition to national acts like Old Dominion (July 29, I’m so there).

But the fair takes care of you in other ways, too. The Canyon County Fair has partnered with St. Alphonsus to provide free health screenings all four days of the fair, such as bone density and blood pressure screenings. There will also be car seat safety checks and CPR demonstrations.

And ladies, the St. Alphonsus Mobile Mammography Coach will be on site the entire duration of the fair as well, located just inside Gate 1. Not only can you be in and out in no time, but you will also receive a special gift if you get your mammogram while at the fair. And financial assistance will be available for those who may need it.

Fair hours are noon to midnight Thursday-Saturday, July 27-29, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at Canyon County Fairgrounds, 111 22nd Ave., Caldwell. Admission is $5 general, $3 seniors and children 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger, at the gate. Go to canyoncountyfair.org.

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