USC to sponsor Sumter County walking celebration
The University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center, Sumter County Active Lifestyles and several Sumter County community partners will sponsor Sumter County On The Move! a walking awareness campaign and celebration that will feature six community parks and walking tracks in Sumter County.
The six Sumter-area walking tracks have been developed recently with the help of grants from Sumter County Active Lifestyles and the USC Prevention Research Center, which receives funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The family events are April 30 and May 7 and will feature refreshments, prizes, free blood-pressure checks and ambulance tours.
The April 30 celebrations will be at the Rembert-Rafting Creek Community Center, 9 - 10:30 a.m.; Wedgefield Community Park, noon - 1:30 p.m.; and Cherryvale Community Center, 3 - 4:30 p.m. On Saturday, May 7, the events will be at Ebenezer Community Center, 9 - 10:30 a.m.; VIM Park, noon - 1:30 p.m.; and Salterstown Park, 3 - 4:30 p.m.