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“Getting kids out and active and setting a pattern of behavior gets them on the right path for their entire lives,” Mayor Anne Gerwig said. munity for free the entire month of March and encouraged everyone to log their minutes. They also engaged their martial arts school youth, childcare group and mom’s club to all become

active. Merrell believes that parents and youth leaders need to set the example. “By educating the adults, we are creating role models for children,” she said. Mayor Anne Gerwig couldn’t agree

Healthier Together project directors Carrie Browne, Ricky Petty, Carmelle Marcelin-Chapman and Kenya Madison.

more. That’s why she and the other four Wellington Village Council members embraced Let’s Move. “Getting kids out and active and setting a pattern of behavior gets them on the right path for their entire lives,” Gerwig said. The mayor and council members kicked off their support by participating in a Let’s Move campaign video that was designed to get youth involved. Play-

Getting community youth involved was a key component of Wellington’s success in the Let’s Move campaign.

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ON THE COVER Participation from local youth helped Wellington take first place in the 2019 Let’s Move challenge sponsored by the Palm Healt...

Wellington The Magazine August 2019  

ON THE COVER Participation from local youth helped Wellington take first place in the 2019 Let’s Move challenge sponsored by the Palm Healt...