The Clark County Activity Coalition met at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the College Park Gym.
Co-chair Gina Lang called the meeting to order and introduced guest speaker Jen Algire, CEO of the Clark Regional Foundation for the Promotion of Health.
Algire spoke about the old hospital property and current plan for the demolition of the building. The foundation has decided to turn the property into a green space. There will be community meetings in the future for people to voice ideas and concerns.
Also in attendance for the meeting were co-chair Laura Sheehan; Clare Sipple, preserve manager at Lower Howard’s Creek Nature Preserve; Clark County Judge-Executive Henry Branham; Cora Heffner, director of Community Education; Jon Walker, representing Rails to Trails; Winchester Mayor Ed Burtner; Jennifer Ebert with the American Heart Association; Cara O’Neil and Beth Willet from the Clark County Health Department; Jennifer Howard, family and consumer sciences extension agent with the Clark County Cooperative Extension Office; Charles Eury and Jeff Lewis with Winchester-Clark County Parks and Recreation; Eric Hunter with Winchester Fire-EMS; Neal Oliver with CANE Emergency Training; Tiffani Stafford representing Clark Regional Medical Center; and Julie Kerber and Cora Kerber from Girl Scouts.
The following events were announced and discussed:
— The Turkey Trot 5K, which was Saturday at The Path, a walking trail on Boonesboro Road provided by Calvary Christian Church. Proceeds will benefit Clark County Community Services.
— National Eat Healthy Day, an initiative by the American Heart Association, will be observed Nov. 7. More information, along with recipes and tips, can be found on the AHA website.
— Zumba classes at College Park Gym are buy one, get one free Nov. 5-16. Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. The standard price is $5 per class. Every fifth class is free.
— Clark Regional Medical Center will host a community open house Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free health screenings will be offered.
— Cora Kerber updated the Coalition on the process of establishing a dog park in Clark County as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award.
The next meeting of the Activity Coalition will be Monday, Nov. 19 at 12:30 p.m. at the College Park Gym. Meetings are open to the public