Moving Starke County Forward’s Another Step Forward walking challenge has ended for 2014.
Those who have participated in the effort since Memorial Day will need to send in their total steps to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to send in steps will be Friday, Sept. 5.
Participants have been keeping track of steps walked, ran, hiked, biked, and swam all summer and those who have the most steps will be recognized at the WoodStarke event at Wythogan Park in Knox on Sept. 13. Winners will receive prizes.
The entire total will be given at the event that will feature family entertainment and music throughout the day.
Studies have shown that Starke County ranks near the bottom when it comes to healthy counties. This is just one event that the Moving Starke County Forward organization sponsors to help improve health in the county. Drug symposiums have informed the community of the need to seek help for those with drug addictions and other programs are planned.