If you’re a current subscriber, log in below. If you would like to subscribe, please click the subscribe tab above.
Username and Password Help
Coach Doris Belyeu Gamble hosts an exercise and information presentation. Photo submitted
Gianna Edmunds, SNAP educator with the Coosa County Extension Office, co-hosts the “Healthy Living – Head to Toe” presentation. Photo submitted
Walk-a-thon Chairperson Mrs. Chlora K. May, centered with C.C.T.S. T-shirt on, pictured with walkers and event attendees. Photo submitted
Attendees enjoy the exercise demonstration during the healthy living event. Photo submitted
DJ James Tucker provides music for the day’s event. Photo submitted
Memory walk board on display at the event. Photo submitted
Special to the News
The event hosted by the C.C.T.S./J.D. Thompson High School Alumni on Saturday, June 11, was a day filled with fresh air, exercise, food, and fun.
The day started with the Chlora K. May Walk-a-thon at 8 a.m., with 25 adult and youth walkers registering and completing the 1.1-mile event. Cpl. Mike Rudd from the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office provided a safe walking route for the walkers.
Walk-a-thon Chairperson Chlora K. May and her team; consisting of Joyce, Shawn and Regina May, Sheryl Borden, and JoAnn Shealey; handed out certificates, treat bags and snacks to each walker.
After the Walk-a-thon the historic elementary Rosenwald building was open so visitors could tour the facility, attend health and wellness presentations and visit the concession stand.
Coach Doris Belyeu Gamble welcomed everyone to her exercise and information presentation and started by explaining the importance of exercising. Gamble shared with the group that each of us has items in our homes that can be safely used with our exercise routines.
The presentation ended with the group participating in exercise routines demonstrated by Coach Gamble, which included exercises senior citizens could perform while safely sitting in a chair. This was a great session, and we plan to have an exercise day in the near future.
The “Healthy Living – Head to Toe” presentation provided by Sharon Haynes, County Extension coordinator, and Gianna Edmunds, SNAP Educator, informed us of the foods that are most beneficial to our health and well being. Haynes and Edmunds handed out recipes, food charts, delicious samples of apple celery slaw, and an apple slicer.
This was a much-needed presentation. Stay tuned; maybe we can schedule a workshop in the future.
The youngest event attendee was Little Miss Avery Todd, daughter of Pastor Christopher and Mrs. Todd, and our senior attendee was Mr. Levi Leonard.
Music for the day was supplied by DJ James Tucker. The concession team included Dwayne Marbury, Linda Shaw, Willie Zeigler, and Felix and Stewart Maxwell.
Funds raised during the event will be used to purchase much needed tables and chairs and assist with repairs needed at the alumni building.
The C.C.T.S./J.D. Thompson Alumni would like to thank all who participated, vendors, donors, volunteers, community and churches that continue to support our events. A special “thank you” to the cleanup crew.