Spring into summer with Polk Fit, Fresh and Friendly

Published 7:57 pm Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Polk Fit, Fresh and Friendly will host a day of events focused on springing into a healthy summer on June 2.
The day will start with the Columbus Farmers Market opening at 8 a.m. The market will last until 2 p.m., with live food demonstrations provided by the Polk County Cooperative Extension office from noon to 2 p.m.
Celebrating National Take a Hike Day, hosts will meet guests at the following trail heads with a map of places to walk or hike in Polk County: Tom Raymond Trail behind St. Luke’s Hospital, Polk County Recreation Complex Trail, Polk Central Elementary School nature trail, Donald Ross Trail at Lake Lure, Norman Wilder Forest Trail and the Vaughn Creek Greenway.
Health fair
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., those interested can attend a community health fair in the rear parking lot of St. Luke’s Hospital. The fair will include fun activities for kids.
Pool party, cookout
In the afternoon, families can come out for a Polk County Recreation Department open house and enjoy free swimming at Gibson pool and a cookout.
Discount vouchers picked up from the health fair or nature hikes can be used at the farmers market throughout the day.
For more information, call 828-925-0140.
– article submitted

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