Healthy Woman anniversary set Thursday

Hard to believe that three years of Healthy Woman have gone by. Scenic Mountain Medical Center Healthy Woman program is “Celebrating Three Thrilling Years” at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Dora Roberts Community Center ballroom. “It is a relaxed, browse and mingle time so folks can come as they are ready. We like to think of it as a transition period,” SMMC Marketing Director Kim Howell said, “where folks lay aside the problems and stress of the day and get in the mood to have a terrific evening.”Special guest speaker will again be Lisa Smartt, author and comedienne.“The Healthy Woman Advisory Council pulls out all the stops to make this a wonderful evening for our guests,” Howell said. The evening will include a seated three-course meal prepared by Chef Michael Stromberg of Moss Creek Ranch. The ballroom will be decorated with elaborate decorations, according to Howell. The evening will also include a free health fair and women’s expo. “Everything about the evening is designed to make the women in attendance say ‘Wow!’” Howell said. Tickets are on sale for $25 a seat. The Dora Roberts Community Center ballroom can only seat 200 people, which limits the number of tickets that can be sold. “Tickets have been sold out in advance the past three years so we advise people to purchase them early,” Howell said. Smartt spoke at last year’s event and was invited back due to the feedback received. “There was just something about Lisa that made the decision to invite her back for a command performance an easy one,” Howell said. “She is one of us.” This year, Smartt will deliver a speech entitled “I thought I was a ‘people person’ … until I started working with people. Tickets can be purchased by calling Howell at 268-4842 or Anita Cline at 268-4721.