Perry County Wellness 2010
It's all up to ME!
Welcome Perry County Wellness
A Tell City councilman was joined by the city's mayor and others Monday in announcing a six-month wellness initiative open to anyone wanting to lead a
healthier life in 2009 and beyond.
Tony Hollinden, the city's at-large councilman, said details of the program are still taking shape but activities will promote the value of exercise and the
opportunities for physical fitness offered by Tell City's walkways and bicycling lanes.
A meeting at Tell City High School is planned in the next few weeks and Hollinden said Wednesday he would pen a guest column for Monday's edition.
"Some of us began thinking last year about what we can do to promote wellness as a city and as a community," Hollinden said Monday. "We want to make
2009 a year for better health."
A committee gathered shortly after the dedication of a new greenway. That ribbon of asphalt along Windy Creek was immensely popular even before its
dedication and is just one of several walking and biking pathways in the design and pre-construction stage.
Tell City and a local greenway committee have secured funding for new walkways along Tell and 19th streets, as well as money for biking lanes that will
connect various areas of the city, including parks and Main Street.
The city is also working to secure additional money for a walkway along the Ohio River.
Three businesses, Perry County Memorial Hospital, First State Bank and Home Mutual Insurance, are sponsoring the program.
Mayor Barbara Ewing is a member of an informal committee that has been working on the project. She said the initiative would continue through the summer
and conclude with the Schweizer Fest Road Run-Walk held in early August.
Among this year's goals, she said, will be promoting safe biking in the city.
Continue to check back at our
website as we get geared up for a
bigger and better 2010. We plan
to kick off our annual campaign
as soon as the new year begins!