Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The annual Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival took place at the San Lorenzo Elementary School on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. Vendors, offering everything from free bibles, to natural skin products, scarves and jewelry to apples and fruit jams, lined the space behind the school on a pleasant late summer day. A pie contest, after the judging, had folks lining up to buy and eat a slice of pie.

Inside the school gym, the Mimbres Health Fair featured free health screenings given by Western New Mexico University nursing students and members of Hidalgo Medical Services. Other tables offered information on dental services, therapy for the disabled and diabetes classes. The health fair was sponsored by HMS and the WNMU Student Nurses Association. Walgreen's offered flu shots to all comers. Others partnering in the health fair were Walmart, Hometown Oxygen and the Mimbres Health Action League.