If you stopped by the RMH Healthcare booth at the Rockingham County Fair last week, then you saw something like this:
The booth crowded with people receiving all sorts of free health screenings, giveaways, bottles of water, and overall general merriment.
But before the screenings, before the handouts, and before the mayhem of thousands of fairgoers stopping by our booth, there was...the set up.
If you had been at our booth space the Friday before the fair began, you would have seen our space looking like this:
(Let me just pause for a moment to toot the horn of our Marketing and Communications departments. We have the fair down to an art. Picasso would be so proud. We are a fine-tuned machine that can get this bad-boy booth set up in under 3 hours! Amazing!)
Here's how the set up happens (I know you're just DYING to know):
First, the truck arrives with all the goodies. Carpet, displays, tables and chairs, giveaways, two cats, a baby elephant and a skyscraper.
That's Linda in the picture. Hi Linda!
So, as the guys unload everything, we start moving all the boxes into their proper location behind the curtain. We sort all of our giveaways into days'Monday, Tuesday, and so on. That way, we are assured to have plenty of handouts all week long. Look how the booth changes once we've sorted everything and taped down the carpet.
Next comes setting up our two big displays, which frame our booth space on either end. We always have fun coming up with our theme for the fair and designing the big displays. This year, our theme was a line taken from our hospital's vision: every person, every family, every day.
After the displays are up, lights checked, tables in place, we put the finishing touches on the booth and ta-da! A masterpiece is created.
I know. You're super impressed. But perhaps you'll be more impressed when I tell you exactly what's behind that curtain:
- 8,000 bottles of water
- 2,000 green grocery tote bags
- 3,000 stadium cups
- 4,000 band-aid dispensers
- 500 Medical Staff Directories
- 300 HealthQuest magazines
- And various odds and ends needed to do our jobs throughout the week.
Not impressed yet? What if I told you that in this space, we completed 380 free cholesterol screenings and THOUSANDS of free blood pressure screenings?
But perhaps most importantly...I finally got my funnel cake. Yum.
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