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NORMAN, Okla.-- The third annual Shawnee Health Fair, that aims to "focus on the next generation" of health and wellness, was the biggest event since its beginning.

The fair, which was open to the public, welcomed almost 70 vendors, including The Oklahoma Heath Care Authority, The V.A., and the Cleveland County Health Department.

The Oklahoma Blood Institute was also there and held a blood drive during the event.

There was giveaways, face painting, and some vendors even gave out free school supplies.

There was also free medical and dental screenings.

The fair began with a tribal opening that included dancing, member statements, and presenting of colors.

Mark Rogers, the Health Program Executive Director, said "We try to reach out and promote health and wellness in the community."

And outreach and promotion is working.

Last year's fair saw approximately 1200 guests, this year the number was closer to 2000 visitors at the Little Axe Health Center.