The Mueller Center hosted the second annual Southern Hills Holistic Fair Saturday. The event sported 61 vendors, 20 speakers and dozens of curios people exploring the booths and listening to speakers.
It was put on to connect people with resources to live a more holistic, healthier and sustainable life.
Event organizer, Nancy Anderson-Smith, is a medium in Rapid City and a Hot Springs native. She strategically chose early March, "I want to draw people to Hot Springs outside of the tourist season."
She also felt Hot Springs was a very appropriate place for the Holistic Fair, "People have always come to Hot Springs to be well or get better."
She cited the mineral spring water and multitude of medical treatment centers in town as testimony to Hot Springs' status as a healing place, "I want people in the region to know they can get treatment there [Hot Springs]."
Admission to the fair was only two dollars with one of the dollars being donated to the food bank.
Vendors and speakers covered a wide variety of topics including: massage therapy, chiropractic therapy, essential oils, crystals, copper, reiki, tarot card readings, mediums, palm readings, meditation, acupuncture, yoga, sustainable living, art and spirituality.
Food at the Southern Hills Holistic Fair was provided by the Hot Springs Gymnastics team as a fundraiser for new leotards for next season.