Trigg families learn about fitness, nutrition at second Primary/Intermediate health fair
by Hawkins Teague
Mar 12, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The gym at the Trigg County Primary and Intermediate School building was crowded last Thursday with students, parents and professionals as the school held its second health fair.

Lighthouse Family Resource Center Director Laura Shelton organized the event, which included booths from local and regional organizations. Although the booths were diverse, they all had one thing in common: a desire to promote an aspect of a healthy lifestyle. Shelton said she had been pleased with the event for the second year in a row.

“We’ve had a really good turnout and tables with good information,” she said.

Nick Edmonds, of Lake Barkley State Resort Park’s recreation department, said he was there to promote upcoming physical activities at the park. One activity for younger children is the 2008 Jr. Olympic Skills Competition. It is for boys and girls from ages eight to 13 and gives kids a chance to show off their skills in sports like basketball, tennis, soccer and track and field. The local qualifying event will be at the park on April 5 and 12, and Edmonds said he hoped kids would participate since the first date will be the Saturday at the end of their spring break. The regional competitions are in Bowling Green on June 21 and the national finals are in Chicago on July 24.

“We’re (at the health fair) to get kids outside and off the couch,” Edmonds said.

Another upcoming park activity includes two overnight backpacking trips on April 5 and 6 and May 3 and 4. Edmonds said the trips would offer people the chance to try backpacking to see if they like it without having to make a costly investment in all the necessary equipment. Anyone interested can call the park at 924-1131 or 1-800-325-1708.

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