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Twiggs County residents to take part in fun filled evening

Date Published: 11/01/2013 4:40PM

Fort Valley State University’s Cooperative Extension Program, with assistance from the Wal-Mart Foundation and the National 4-H Council, is providing residents of Twiggs County with an evening of physical fitness. “Twiggs County Healthy Night Out” will be held on Friday, Nov. 15.

The event is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the Twiggs County Comprehensive Middle and High School in Jeffersonville. It is free and open to the public. A walk-a-thon, line dancing, Zumba, yoga and a basketball game where parents and students compete are some of the activities scheduled.

Terralon Chaney, FVSU’s extension agent for Twiggs County, is using this event to help educate residents in her area about the benefits of taking part in physical activities. “The purpose of this event is to promote healthy lifestyles in Twiggs County,” Chaney said. “We need to become more active because of the growing numbers of families battling obesity in the country.”

Chaney added that the event is scheduled to take place in the evening so that families in the community can get together. “It’s like a family night out,” Chaney said.

Funding for the activity comes from the 4-H Healthy Living initiative, funded by the Wal-Mart Foundation with a grant totaling $45,000.

For more information about the event, contact Chaney at 478-945-3391 or send an e-mail to chaneyc@fvsu.edu. Persons may also contact Woodie Hughes Jr., FVSU’s 4-H interim program leader at 478-825-6219 or send an e-mail to hughesw@fvsu.edu.