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Healthy Halloween Walk attracts approximately 400 participants

Nov 01, 2013

By MEGAN COOPER

Mt. Pleasant News

“The Healthy Halloween Walk had around 400 people attend,” said Greg Moeller, board member, during his sub-committee report at Thursday’s Henry County Board of Supervisors meeting. “Kelly Carr said it was great turn out.”

Moeller is part of the Health Henry County Communities committee and an executive meeting was held Tuesday.

On Sunday, Oct. 27, HHCC hosted a Healthy Halloween Walk at East Lake Park. The walk consisted of healthy alternatives to Halloween candy and a safe way to have Halloween fun. The walk also had various businesses from Mt. Pleasant that helped discuss healthy alternatives and what people could do to stay healthy.

“The weather was nice and it was a great way to keep people healthy and informed,” Moeller continued. “HHCC is filing for a grant of $10,000. Last year the committee received $3,000 and we hope to receive at least that much again. The money is used for the fair, Halloween Walk and other activities that HHCC organizes each quarter to help keep people healthy.”

Moeller added, “The committee will meet again on Nov. 5, and we are seeking seven new members. We do have a list and those people have been contacted. We have had people move and others who decided not to stay on the committee. The type of people we are looking for are those in health areas or human relations.”

The board discussed the new mower that was purchased recently. “The county bought a new mower and we were able to trade the old one in,” said Gary See, chairman of the board.

“It (the mower) should be here next week with everything,” added Moeller.

The board of supervisors still hasn’t heard anything concerning the solid waste site. “We have talked to those we needed to but I think it’s out of their hands now,” See said. “I will just be glad when we can finally get this off the agenda.”

The issue with the solid waste site has been ongoing for almost two years now. The board is ready to settle this issue and finally have closure.

The Henry County Board of Supervisors will meet again on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m. in the board room.

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