By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison school children from all over the county spent the day at Madison County High School’s athletic field for the school health fair, participating in fun, competitive activities, and listening to guest speakers talking about the importance of staying fit and healthy.
The health fair, organized by the Junior Auxiliary of Madison, was an undertaking that took “months and months of planning” to get it to all to come together, said J.A. member Cathy Rogers, who headed up the event. “Our national focus is ‘Healthy Children, Healthy Village,’ and all our members are required to participate.”
Among the many J.A. members on the field that day, Elizabeth Waring was in charge of the tug-of-war, Janie Barnes ran the obstacle course, Toni Norris oversaw the team-leapfrog and centipede games, to name just few.
In addition to the J.A. members, Rogers added that “several wonderful friends” were also helping out.
All over the field, groups of children covered the ground like grasshoppers in constant motion, playing games, competing on teams and experiencing the fun being outside, moving around, and seeing that an active lifestyle could be enjoyable as well as healthy, benefiting them both now…and in their future as adults.