Faces of Winona

Miss Winona

On Saturday evening, Casey McCarraher, a 19 year old from New Vienna, Iowa, was chosen as the new Miss Winona. Held at St. Cecilia Theater, the Miss Winona competition featured five contestants from around the area. Moments after being selected, McCarraher, shared her excitement about winning the Miss Winona title. “I am already looking forward to my duties this year, traveling, meeting new people and getting the word out about my platform, which is Get MADD with Me”, said McCarraher. McCarraher’s platform centers around drunk driving prevention. As Miss Winona, McCarraher will receive an educational scholarship and the opportunity to compete for the Miss Minnesota title in June of 2018. Currently a student at St. Mary’s University, McCarraher is majoring in Pastoral/Youth Ministry. During her year as Miss Winona, McCarraher will travel throughout the area advocating her platform issue. Ahmitara Alwal, who is a WSU Freshman majoring in Nursing, was named 1st runner up.

Winona Health-A Drink with the Docs

Winona Health is inviting men, shaven or unshaven, to a special men-only event to get helpful information related to men’s health. Beard or no beard, all men are invited to A Drink with the Docs, Thursday, November 30, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Back Room at Betty Jo Byoloski’s, 66 Center Street in Winona. Get answers to frequently asked questions about men’s health issues at this casual, men-only event. Winona Health General Surgeon Matthew Broghammer (pictured), Family Medicine physician Nicholas Modjeski, and Emergency Medicine physician Brett Whyte will share helpful information, answer your questions and share answers to some of the questions they hear every day. Relax, laugh and enjoy free appetizers, root beer and other soft drinks. Betty Jo’s also has other beverages available for purchase.A Drink with the Docs began in 2016 after Winona Health’s Facilities team challenged each other and their Winona Health coworkers to a friendly facial hair growing competition. They also thought it would be a good time to raise awareness of men’s health issues and the importance of focusing on their health.

This is a free event open to all men. Space is limited and last year’s event filled up, so please RSVP for A Drink with the Docs by Monday, November 27. RSVP online at winonahealth.org/inspire or call 507.457.4161.

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