Hundreds enjoy annual expo

REED CITY — The cafeteria of Reed City High School was brimming with local residents and area visitors on Nov. 6, looking to learn more about what their community has to offer.

During the 11th annual Reed City Community and Business Expo, businesses and organizations who serve Osceola County and beyond were on hand to spread the word about the goods and services they provide. Light food was served, vendors gave away free trinkets and lucky expo attendees walked away with door prizes. In addition, free vision screening for children was hosted by the Crossroads Lions Club and flu shots were offered by Spectrum Health.

"It's just a fun evening. We have hundreds of people here," said Reed City Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Suzie Williams during the event. "We have all of these businesses in once place. It's a win-win for businesses and people in the community. It's fabulous."

Ella Wolffis-Hughes and Norm Wolffis were one of more than 30 vendors who attended the expo. The pair showcased a variety of homeopathic and herbal health products, as well as services such as massage therapy and nutritional consultation Wolffis-Hughes offers from a store in Paris. The pair have participated in the expo in the past and find it beneficial to the business.

"We come here to get the word out about natural health products and that there are benefits to these items," Wolffis-Hughes said. "God gave us everything we need; we just have to pay attention."

Throughout the two-hour event, the couple shared information and answered questions from expo attendees.

"We enjoy the people here," added Wolffis-Hughes. "The bottom line for us is the benefit of their health."