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Junior Auxiliary promoting healthy lifestyles

Junior Auxiliary promoting healthy lifestyles
By DONNA RYDER
Associate Editor
Junior Auxiliary of Obion County members are encouraging the community to get healthy and will be providing a fun way to do that Saturday with their Healthy Start/Healthy Finish Field Day and Health Fair.
The event will be held from noon until 3 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium on the Union City High School campus. (See related photo, Page 18.)
Free games include radar baseball, tire races, hula hoop marathon, rubber chicken throw, 4-square, water balloon toss, limbo, Corn Hole, jump rope race, water relay, parachute and Minute to Win It.
Free award games include three-legged race for grades 7-12 from 12:05-12:20 p.m., grades 4-6 from 12:25-12:40 and grades K-3 from 12:45-1; sack race for grades 7-12 from 1:05-1:20 p.m., grades 4-6 from 1:25-1:40 and grades K-3 from 1:45-2; and tug o’ war for grades 7-12 from 2:05-2:20 p.m., grades 4-6 from 2:25-2:40 and grades K-3 from 2:45-3.
A 3-on-3 basketball tournament will also be held and requires pre-registration by calling Tina Adams at (731) 504-1001.
Larry Mink will have his inflatable bounce equipment available for the children.
Two bikes will also be given away. Free food will be served.
High school students in need of volunteer hours can work from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when they make arrangements by emailing Brandon.tina.adams@gmail.com.
The provisional class for the local Junior Auxiliary organization will be accepting donations for their Support Our Schools project. Suggested items include new and gently used school “uniform” clothing, such as polos, pants, shorts and belts; hygiene products, such as shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste; and non-perishable food items, such as peanut butter crackers, fruit cups, Jell-O™ and cheese and crackers.
Junior Auxiliary of Obion County is a part of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA), a non-profit organization founded in 1941 with headquarters in Greenville, Miss. NAJA has more than 15,000 active, associate and life members in 101 chapters in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.
The NAJA slogan is “Care Today — Character Tomorrow” and when teamed with the current focus of the association, Junior Auxiliary chapters are working more than ever before to increase awareness of child health and welfare and how it affects their futures.
Residents wishing to make monetary donations may send them to Junior Auxiliary of Obion County, P.O. Box 853, Union City TN 38281.
Anyone interested in becoming a member of the local chapter may call Tara Tubbs at (731) 592-1433.
For more information on NAJA, visit www.najanet.org.
Published in The Messenger 4.25.12

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