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September 20, 2012

Letter to the editor

Pella — To the editor,

On Wednesday, October 3, Iowans from every corner of the state will join in one-kilometer walks that symbolize our effort to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation by 2016.

Last year, Iowans made a good start on our quest to become the nation’s healthiest state. More than 291,000 residents participated in the “Start Somewhere” Walk in 2011, and we want to build on the momentum this year.

One kilometer is about seven and a half city blocks and takes about 12 minutes to complete for the average walker. Here in Pella, we are encouraging our customers, friends and neighbors to get involved in a Healthiest State Walk that will be at West Market Park at noon. We are encouraging people to walk from any convenient location to the park and plan to arrive around noon.  In addition, Healthiest State Initiative leaders are asking Iowans to add one more wellness activity to their day on October 3. For example, you may consider playing outside with your children, eating together as a family or volunteering.

Please join our organized walk, or walk informally with your neighbors or by yourself any time on October 3. You can find more information at www.iowahealthieststate.com.

Let’s keep the momentum going as we become the healthiest state!

 

Scott Johnson

Store Director, Pella Hy-Vee


 

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