Kyrock and South Edmonson Family Fitness Walk A Great Success
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The fourth annual Family Fitness Walk was held on Saturday, April 28th, at Edmonson County High School. Over 75 people registered for the event where Kyrock Elementary and South Edmonson Elementary students and family members could walk/run their choice of number of laps on the ECHS track.
Students, who could earn Recess Walking Club points by participating in the event, would proudly ring a bell each time they completed a lap on the track. Students used a pulse meter to track their heart rate. Once participants completed their laps, they visited activity stations (set up by a group of WKU Physical Education majors) that included hula hoops, jump ropes, bean bag toss, ball toss and a pushup station where students could challenge their parent/guardian to a pushup contest.
Nutrition related hands-on activities that educated students on healthy food choices accompanied the healthy snack table where bananas, carrots, lightly salted pretzels and bottled water were provided.
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In a statement from the event, coordinators said: "We would like to thank the following businesses and persons for their role in making this event a great success: Bowling Green Internal Medicine & Pediatric Associates, Bank of Edmonson County, Patton Funeral Home, Green River Canoeing, Wilson Dental Clinic, Greg Vincent Law Office, The Cee Bee Food Store, Gravil Funeral Home, Edmonson Drug Company, Inc, Carroll Brothers Auto Body, Madison Flowers, Rachel’s Place Hair Salon, Alpha Energy Systems, Edmonson Voice, and Community Champion Ruth Parker."
"We would like to thank Coca Cola/Clark Beverage Group for donating water for the event, ECHS Health and PE Teacher Bart Weaver for providing test tubes showing the fat and sugar content of popular foods, ECMS PE Teacher Brad Meredith for providing us with the pushup counters and a sit and reach box, ECHS Administrators Tommy Hodges, Patricia Sharp, and Kyle Pierce for their assistance in reserving the track, and a special thanks to Darrell Basil for his event day facility assistance."