Chamber Co-Sponsors Holistic Health Fair

Chamber Co-Sponsors Holistic Health Fair

Macedon Public Library was the site for an Alternative and Holistic Health Fair, sponsored by the library and the Canal Connection Chamber of Commerce, which was held on Saturday, April 22 (which also happened to be Earth Day). Nearly a dozen exhibitors were present, representing holistic healing practices ranging from chiropractic to homeopathy to essential oils. They explained and demonstrated their services and offered samples to more than 30 attendees. The event was free and open to the public.

A Win-Win for the Community

“Patrons have often asked about having such a fair, and they certainly have an appetite for alternative and holistic medical literature,” said library director Stacey Wicksall. “Keeping this in mind, it seemed that offering the fair would be of value to the community. They would have the opportunity to meet local practitioners and sample some of their treatments to get a better sense of what alternatives appeal.  Also, for the local practitioners, the fair helped them to reach new clients, which means they, hopefully, will be able to continue offering their services in the area.  It’s a win-win!”

Chamber of Commerce President Shelly Conboy agreed with Wicksall. “Our successful event,  located in a central area, provided the community the opportunity to hear about holistic options available to them in our local communities,” she said. “As non-chemical healing  is on the rise, we were happy to support our community members with more education and opportunity to experience them.”



Request for Proposals


Request for Proposal

The Macedon Public Library is issuing a Request for Proposal for  a mini “Alternative and Holistic Health Fair” in cooperation with Canal Connection Chamber of Commerce. We request all interested local practitioners of alternative and/or holistic health contact the library to propose an idea for a booth in this event. There is no fee to participate in the event. Booths must be informational in nature and cannot involve the sale of goods or services for a profit. Business cards and other informational materials are permitted, as are complimentary demonstrations of services.


Examples of practitioner topics we hope will be represented are:

Chiropractor services ,
Yoga ,
Acupuncture ,
Naturopathy ,
Eastern medicine techniques ,
Homeopathy ,
Ayurveda ,
Massage ,
Tai Chi ,
Essential Oils ,
Herbal Medicine ,
Reiki ,
Electromagnetic therapy ,
Qigong ,
Meditation ,
Biofeedback ,
Hypnosis ,
Art Therapy ,
Music Therapy  and
Dietary/nutritional plans.

This list is  a guide. Topics not listed are welcome for consideration, too.


Space is limited. Preference is given to those who respond soonest. To respond, please contact the library director with your proposal at:

The fair is slated for 1-3 pm on Saturday, April 22 (which also happens to be Earth Day). The library will provide a table and two chairs for use by the practitioner for their booth.

If you or someone you know is interested in having a booth in this event, please be sure to send the proposal by no later than Tuesday, February 28.

This is a great way for local practitioners to increase awareness of the various types of services they have to offer and we look forward to receiving your proposal ideas!