Healthy Start/Healthy Finish encourages healthy lifestyle

Healthy Start/Healthy Finish encourages healthy lifestyle

Junior Auxiliary of Obion County will sponsor Healthy Start/Healthy Finish, a free event for area children, Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Union City High School’s War Memorial Stadium.
With a focus on encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle for youth, Junior Auxiliary members will conduct activities such as radar baseball, 4-square, hula hoops, balloon toss, horse shoes and bounce equipment provided by Larry Mink.
Also available will be competitive games, including three-legged races, wheelbarrow races and tug-of-war, for which prizes will be awarded.
Children in grades 6-8 will compete in the three-legged race at 11:15, grades 3-5 at 11:30 and grades K-2 at 11:45.
In the wheelbarrow race, youth in grades 6-8 will race at 12:45; grades 3-5 at 1 and grades Pre-K-2 at 1:15.
Free food and drinks will be provided to those attending.
Area runners may participate in a 5K run, set to begin on the site at 9 a.m. Registration is $18. For more information, call (731) 431-6704.
Affiliated with the National Association of Junior Auxiliary, the Obion County Junior Auxiliary is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of children in the area. The five-pointed star, symbolic of the organization, represents the five virtues the group strives to uphold — charity, youth, leadership, health and community service.
The local Junior Auxiliary conducts fundraising events throughout the year to support youth, such as a Coats for Kids campaign, Taking Care of ME collection of hygiene products to distribute to school children, a petting zoo, Easter egg hunt and the Healthy Start/Healthy Finish event.
Proceeds from the 5K will be used to support JA’s service projects.

Published in The Messenger 5.16.13

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