By Caitlin Bittner
For six years, the area has been served well by the InHealth Community Wellness Free Clinic located in Boscobel; however, without support from community members, it may not be able to continue much longer. “Without emergency funding, the clinic will have to close,” said Gloria Wall, director of Crawford County Public Health.
The clinic, which has already had to sell its thrift store in order to stay afloat, serves nearly 2,000 people each year, with the typical patient costing about $60. “Sometimes there are people who need more extensive work. There was a girl and a boy who required a lot of dental work,” Wall said.
In order to be a part of the fundraising efforts herself, Wall has helped put together a fundraiser to be held at St. Wenceslaus Church in Eastman, on Friday, Aug. 1, from 4 to 8 p.m.