- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - An upcoming conference at West Virginia Wesleyan College is all about brainstorming for healthy community projects.

Try This West Virginia is hosting the conference Friday and Saturday in Buckhannon.

The Herald-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1RJd5I1) reports that more than 400 people are registered for the conference that features dozens of exhibitors and sessions on a variety of topics. Attendees will hear about projects already in the works, including community gardens, exercise programs and playgrounds. Grants will be available to set the ideas into motion.

Try This West Virginia is a coalition of groups promoting healthy lifestyles and communities. West Virginia is tied with Mississippi with highest rates of adult obesity in the nation at 35.1 percent.

The conference costs $150. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams is the keynote speaker.






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