Watch For W.A.T. Walkers

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There are nineteen “Walk Across Tennessee” teams in Cannon County this year striving to log 500 miles of physical activity in five weeks starting August 5.  Participants record miles individually and keep track of their total for the week.  It is turned into the team captain who gives the team total for each week to the UT Extension Office.  Weekly totals will be shared on a map of Tennessee located at the UT Extension, Cannon County Office.  From Memphis to Nashville it is 210 miles, 388 miles to Knoxville and 500 miles to Bristol, TN.  Good luck to all of the teams and whether or not they make it to 500 miles they are all being active which is good for their health.

The WAT teams are as follows:  

#1 Walking Agency  – Teena Cooper, Nellie McCollum, Susan Melton, Christine Sanborn, & Charles Cooper

1962 Golden Girls – Reba Denny, Linda Lee Gilley, Faye Smithson, Katie Smith, & Virginia Rogers

Air Speed  – Alex Louden, Micah Louden, Hannah Louden, Josiah Kroft, & Joel Kroft

Beauty & the Beasts – Cathey Parker, Sarah Nokes, Robert H. Davenport, Emily Elrod, & Barbara Manix

Blister Sisters – Cindy Pitts, Shellie Rigsby, Felicia Brown, Britta Phillips, & Michele Asbury

CC Health Dept. – Linsey Arfsten, Michael Railing, Nora Mitchell, Karen Maloney, & Tina Myers

Fabulous 5  – Shelly Walkup, Felicia Walkup, Mandy Cabbage, Brad Cabbage, Olivia Walkup, & Phillip Walkup

Fit Five  – Becki Louden, Neta Mercer, Perry Louden, Naoma Passenger, & Don Walterhouse

Happy Feet – Connie Foster, Jackie Martin, Pam Sonderman, Darlene Witty, & Marcia Melton

Hot Rods – Denise Johnson, Candice Lewis, Jeanne Melton, Kasey Bogard, & Krista Trail

In Your Face  – Kim Smithson, Greta Stone, Jenni Arnold, James Adkins, & Romona Adkins

Mighty Mathis Milers  – Beth Mathis, Romona Mathis, Richael Mathis, Rachel Mathis, & Abigail Mathis

Pokey’s  – Brian Elrod, Sarah Hickman, Katie Hickman, Madison Walkup, & Macy Clements

Runz  – Travis Hickman, Marc Larson, Mike Corley, Marshall McReynolds, & Jordan Turney

Sole Sisters – Carla Bush, Cyndi Bush, Valerie Bush, Diane Hickman, & Charlotte Peay

Sweet Ones – Rebecca Davenport, Sheila Rains, Juanita Farless, Charles Davenport, & Robert Virgie Young

Team Tucker  – Doris Tucker, Eddie Tucker, Erica Cunningham, Luke Tucker, & Maria Buffalini

Wolf Pack  – Darla Wolf, Bryan Wolf, David Wolf, Eric Wolf, & Rachel Wolf

WW Walkers – Jackie Pitts, Beth Davis, Marie Frala, Sandra Leonard, & Hazel Davis

Being physically active is one of the best things you can do to improve and maintain your health, yet nearly two-thirds of Americans aren’t getting the activity they need.  Consider taking up walking with your friends and your family.  For more information about Walk Across Tennessee contact Carla Bush, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent at the UT Extension, Cannon County Office, 615-563-2554.

Programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, and resource development.  University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and county governments cooperating.  UT Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

Contact information:

Carla Y. Bush, MVTE
UT Extension, Cannon County
614 Lehman Street
Woodbury, TN  37190
(615) 563-2554
(615) 563-1285 - fax

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