Versailles Group Promotes Healthier Students

June 27, 2014
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Community members in Versailles are taking part in a multinational program aimed at creating and establishing healthy habits for students.

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs engage parents, schools, community leaders and government agencies to improve the well-being of children by encouraging them to walk or bike to school.

Local committee members will reveal plans this weekend on how to increase walking and bicycling in the area for students and adults, according to The Versailles Republican.

Versailles SRTS will host an informational booth at the Ripley County Courthouse square Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The newspaper stated students in grades K-8 can register Saturday for Bike Training and Rodeo in September, giving them a chance to win a bicycle.

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South Decatur Elementary School has introduced a new fundraising program called My School Color Run. The My School Color Run program aims to go beyond traditional fundraising. Rather than sell goods, the program aims to engage the entire student body in a fitness initiative that aims to instill a life-long healthy way of living. On Sept. 3, at 9 a.m., the students, staff, and community of South Decatur Elementary School will walk, jog, and run their way toward a healthier life while raising funds for the PTO’s Playground Revitalization Project. The color run will be held at South Decatur Jr-Sr High School, and will be open to the public. This is an untimed fun run. Participants will pass through four color stations throughout the course and end with a massive color toss at the My Color Run Post-Race Party. Participants will be treated to refreshments, music, and fun following the run. Interested participants of all ages can register by visiting www.SouthDecaturMSCR.eventbrite.com, or by completing a paper registration form prior to the event. Registration is $25 for adults 13 and older, and $20 for kids 12 and under. A family of five gets a discount at $20 per person. Pre-registration is[...]