Barrasso attends NBHH Health event

U.S. Senator John Barrasso paid a visit to the Kids Health and Safety Carnival on Saturday and was pleased with what he saw.

U.S. Senator John Barrasso chats with event organizer Nick Lewis at the North Big Horn Hospital Kids Health and Safety event in Lovell on Saturday. Patti Carpenter photo
U.S. Senator John Barrasso chats with event organizer Nick Lewis at the North Big Horn Hospital Kids Health and Safety event in Lovell on Saturday.
Patti Carpenter photo

“I’m happily surprised to see how many people are here and that the weather is cooperative,” said Barrasso. “This event is terrific. It’s a great idea and a tremendous turnout. I am so pleased that so many people decided to come
out for this, especially so many kids. To get kids to focus on health and fitness at such a young age is really good.”

Barrasso said he comes home from Washington D.C. every weekend and enjoys attending health fairs across the state. He said the health fair in Lovell is one of the better ones.

“There are so many kids here today, and there is so much for them to do,” he said. “It was a great idea, and the community responded beautifully.”

Barrasso said every community structures its health fair differently.

“It’s up to the community to decide how they want to do it, and Lovell has always done it in a beautiful way,” he said.

Barrasso, a medical doctor who practiced medicine for a number of years before going into politics, was instrumental in the formation of health fairs in Wyoming. As a U.S. Senator he has always made legislation concerning health and medical issues a high priority.

By Patti Carpenter