Grant to fund project
Healthy Henry County Communities (HHCC) received a $16,355 grant from the Wellmark Foundation March 28 to implement a walking school bus project to encourage students in Henry County to walk to school. The grant was presented at WACO Elementary School. Pictured are from left, front, Brandy Parsons, WACO PTO president, Kelly Carr, HHCC coordinator, Travis Johnson, community health director, and Matt McGarvey, director of the Wellmark Foundation; back, Todd Werner, WACO High School principal, Todd Meyer, WACO School director, and Brandt Snakenberg, WACO Elementary School principal. HHCC will work with the WACO School District to implement the program, then implement the program in other Henry County school districts. HHCC received one of 10 similar grants awarded by Wellmark in Iowa and South Dakota.