Walk-a-thon held to promote healthy lifestyle

Published 3:47 pm Saturday, April 1, 2017

By Fred Guarino

The Lowndes Signal

The first annual countywide walk-a-thon to promote a healthy lifestyle was held in Hayneville Saturday, April 1.

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The event was the brainchild of Calhoun head basketball coach Derrick Powell.

Powell said he is from Lowndes County, is a physical education teacher and a mentor. He also said God put him in a position to give back to his community, so, he started the walk to “promote physical, mental and social health.”

He said the goal is for people to “live healthier lives” in Lowndes County under the motto “Don’t just talk about it, walk about it.”

Among those walking in first countywide walk-a-thon held in Hayneville Saturday to promote a healthy lifestyle  is Dorothy Richardson of Montgomery/Fort Deposit, at right, mother of mother of Calhoun head basketball coach Derrick Powell, pictured with his daughter, Kensley Powell, age 8 months, his wife, at left, Shante Powell, who is also a nurse, at center is Bettie Rudolph of Mt. Willing, and at back is Carol Davis of Hayneville, who is Calhoun school nurse. Fred Guarino/Lowndes Signal.

Among those walking in first countywide walk-a-thon held in Hayneville Saturday to promote a healthy lifestyle is Dorothy Richardson of Montgomery/Fort Deposit, at right, mother of mother of Calhoun head basketball coach Derrick Powell, pictured with his daughter, Kensley Powell, age 8 months, his wife, at left, Shante Powell, who is also a nurse, at center is Bettie Rudolph of Mt. Willing, and at back is Carol Davis of Hayneville, who is Calhoun school nurse. Fred Guarino/Lowndes Signal.