- Associated Press - Saturday, June 21, 2014

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Construction has begun on a walking trail at Bicentennial Park in Brookhaven.

The Daily Leader reported (http://bit.ly/1q52s4P) the new trail will wrap around the park in an eight-foot and quarter-mile loop.

It will include five exercise stations and clear views of the playground so parents can monitor their children while walking.

Last year, Brookhaven was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation for its effort in becoming a healthier town. As the administrator of the grant, the Healthy Hometown Committee voted to incorporate a new walking trail at the park on Main Street.

The committee was founded in 2013 with a goal of promoting efforts to improve health of the Brookhaven community.

Elizabeth Smith of King’s Daughters Medical Center Performance Center said the committee will be work to educate the community about the value of healthy lifestyles through health fairs, the farmers market and other community events.

The committee is discussing future enhancements for the park.


Information from: The Daily Leader, http://www.dailyleader.com



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