Seniors were helped from their vehicles Wednesday by employees with the State Fire Marshals Office. First stop was outside the Coliseum, to receive flu and pneumonia shots and blood pressure checks.
Rebecca Simmons of Jackson took advantage of it.
"I came to the senior health fair to get my flu shot and a funnel cake," she said.
Hinds Community College nursing students administered the shots. It's good for the seniors and good for the students.
"Usually it's our second semester (that we do this) because we get to start doing our vaccines, practice our shots and things. And we get to come out here, interact with the community," says student Luke Fortner.
Inside the Coliseum, things got a little bit wild.
In the absence of headliner Chubby Checker, who could not perform due to a family emergency, seniors were dazzled by the flamboyant Tim 'Elvis' Johnson, former Madison County Supervisor, and always a crowd pleaser.
"Trying to bring a few smiles and happiness to people, that's what I'm all about," Johnson told us.
Guy Hovis of Lawrence Welk fame also took the stage. The 71 year old Tupelo native has been entertaining at senior day at the State Fair for 23 years now.
Hovis never tires of belting out the oldies but goodies. We asked him about his thoughts on current popular music.
"Like I say, every generation has their own music. I can't wait till these young kids today, when they get my age, try to remember the lyrics to these rap songs!" he said with a laugh.
Another feature at the fair Wednesday morning: a 2013 Kia Sorrento from Wilson Kia, accented in pink for breast cancer awareness. It's the official WLBT Power of Pink campaign vehicle.
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