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Do your children think money grows on trees? Do you wrestle with your family over “wants” versus “needs”? Do you seek to encourage your children to achieve their full potential as impactful citizens? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Camp iCare might be a good fit for your family! Camp iCare is a joint venture of the Auburn University College of Human Sciences Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies and the Department of Human Development

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and Family Studies Early Learning Center. This trademarked Auburn University program is for youth ages 6-12. During Camp iCare sessions, participants learn how to be money smart, understand wants vs. needs, and how to create a lasting philanthropic legacy. Camp iCare begins with a question posed to the campers on the first day: “Who are you and why are you here?” and throughout the sessions, instructors and counselors engage campers in conversations about being money smart, core values, and “intended legacy.” Campers also hear from motivational speakers and take part in fun-filled activities and service projects. By the end of each session, participants are more confident and empowered to reach their full potential. In Summer 2016, Camp iCare sessions will take place in a variety of locations in Lee, Macon and Chambers counties. Please see our web site at http://www.carycenter. auburn.edu/campicare/ for details and locations or contact Lauren Faulkner, Drummond Thorne Stukes Program Director of Camp iCare at (334)844-3506.

Read more about Camp iCare this month’s Nonprofit Spotlight, on page 14.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor to children in the area between ages 5-12, Project Uplift is having Summer Semester training sessions on Sunday, June 5 from 3-7 p.m. and Monday, June 20 from 4-8 p.m. No registration is required, and only one session is needed. Training will be held in Cary Hall 158. For more information, please call (334)844-4430 or visit our website at www.auburn. edu/projectuplift. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook. com/AUprojectuplift.


As lifelong Tiger Fans and graduates of Auburn University in 2001, my wife, Mandy, and I have a special connection to this area as many others do. After living in Birmingham, AL for 10 years, we made the decision to move to Auburn so we could be closer to family and raise our children in this incredible community. I was very fortunate to purchase an Allstate Insurance Agency in 2011 and immediately became involved in the community. My involvement in the business community and the many family-oriented events that take place in the Auburn-Opelika area made me realize the need to create a community-focused newsletter to help spread the word about what’s happening in the area. This newsletter is our way of giving back and is meant to bring its readers a consolidation of what’s happening “from the tracks to the plains”. In 2016 we formally launched ‘Community & Cause’ which is a community-partnership program involving local business owners, our chambers of commerce, nonprofit organizations and our city municipalities. Through this initiative and the support of our partners, we are able to create awareness for local happenings as well as local nonprofit organizations and their causes. Our Mission… “To create strategic partnerships that promote impactful community engagement.”

- Rusty Prewett Founder, Community & Cause rprew@allstate.com

Lee County, along with Baldwin and Madison, is one of the high growth areas in Alabama. There is a population shift underway in Alabama with 36 of 67 counties losing population. It seems that people are moving from interior and poorer counties to Lee, Baldwin and Madison counties. Auburn’s population more than doubled in the past 30 years to 63,000. The challenge for the City of Auburn has been to maintain and improve our infrastructure (roads, bridges, water, sewer, sidewalks, and beautification) in the face of the growth. Anyone riding around town can see numerous projects underway. In 2015, Auburn issued 450 building permits for single family homes with average value of $302,262. In 2014, we issued 410 single family permits. Building permits for all housing and commercial construction in last 10 years were close to $2 billion. While the population has steadily climbed, so has the City’s revenue. Over past 5 years, sales tax is up 25.5%, business license fees are up 18.77%, and the occupational license

Here we are in the month of June, and that means that two of Opelika residents’ favorite activities are underway: The Opelika Farmers Market and Summer Swing Concerts in the Park! The Opelika Farmers Market has moved from Courthouse Square to right across the street from the Southside Center for the Arts (the old Brown School),

MAYOR GARY FULLER Opelika, Alabama

MAYOR BILL HAM Auburn, Alabama

fee is up 23.33%. I believe we have the seasoned professional staff in place guided by a well-educated and thoughtful city council to plan for and provide the needed infrastructure to handle the City’s growth.

located at 1103 Glenn Street, which will provide more parking for everyone! The Farmers Market will take place every Tuesday between 3 and 6 p.m. and will feature local produce and baked goods. The Opelika Farmers Market will last through the entire summer. As with past summers, the Opelika Parks & Recreation Department is hosting another season of “Summer Swing” concerts in Opelika’s Municipal Park (located across the street from the Denson Drive Rec. Center – 1102 Denson Drive), beginning at 7 p.m. This 14 week concert series offers a variety of musical entertainment. The Opelika Band Boosters join in by preparing hamburgers and hotdogs for a nominal fee – ideal for a family picnic in the park! They begin serving at 6:15 p.m. and continue through 7:30 p.m. We hope you will come out early! Bring the whole family, a quilt or lawn chair and relax on the bank of Rocky Brook Creek for an evening of musical fun, fellowship and relaxation. June’s concerts include Bill Brooks, “ELVIS LIVES” concert, Kidd Blue, Martha’s Trouble and Dave Potts. To learn more about these concerts, visit the city’s website at: www.opelika.org and visit the “Community Happenings” calendar.


Developing Leaders Congratulations to the 2016 class of Leadership Lee County! This recently graduated group of 26 leaders represents a cross-section of Lee County, with representatives from local organizations in the public and private sectors, including government, education, non-profit, law enforcement, financial services and more. Leadership Lee County is a nine month program sponsored by the Auburn and Opelika Chambers of Commerce that seeks to honor, educate, challenge and develop a select group of Lee County citizens with leadership potential. The program includes participants of all ages, in various stages of their

careers, with the desire to take the next steps and invest more in their respective communities. The knowledge and connections gained by participating in LLC is the first step in that investment. Leadership Lee County, now in its 28th year, has served the area by informing its participants about key components of our community with diverse session topics. Each class also completes a service project as both a requirement for graduation and reminder that service is an essential element of leadership. The class is responsible for researching and selecting the project as well as developing and executing the plan. The 2016 class was honored to

provide a playground for Twin Cedars Child Advocacy Center. Applications for the 2017 class will be accepted from June 1 to July 31 and selections will be made by the board of Leadership Lee County. Participants are selected on the basis of their ability, demonstrated interest in the community, and potential for responsible and effective leadership. Applications and further information may be found at www. leadershipleecounty.com or by email to the executive director, Lenzie Lane, at leadershipleecounty@gmail. com. There are various sponsorship opportunities for interested businesses who may want to be involved.

Diamond Anniversary Seventy-Five Years - Three Quarters of a Century - Diamond Anniversary By the time this publication comes out, the Opelika Chamber will be just days away from kicking off our 75th Anniversary Celebration - The 75th Annual Meeting on June 8! The Chamber staff has been very busy planning and implementing our biggest event of the year. In honor of this great milestone, the Chamber has gotten a logo facelift. We are also adding a special 75th Anniversary award this year. We will end 2016 with a Diamond Anniversary Celebration

Party complete with champagne, strawberries and a huge cake. Seventy-five door prizes, including some diamond earrings, will be given away! Seventy- five years only comes around once – don’t miss it! Opelika has many exciting and upcoming events. Please check the calendar on the last page or visit our website www.opelikachamber.com for more information.


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Saturday, June 11 Summer is just around the corner, and what better way to kick off trips to Lake Martin than joining us for the 17th Annual Tiger Communications Charity Poker Run benefitting the Sheriff ’s Girls Ranch! The 17th Annual Sheriff ’s Girls Ranch Poker Run will be held Saturday, June 11 on beautiful Lake Martin. Participants boat to seven marina stops around the lake and pick a card at each stop. The best hand at the end of the day wins! Each year, the Poker Run raises at least $10,000 for the Sheriff ’s Girls Ranch. The lucky winner with the best poker hand receives $5000. To participate in Poker Run, call Brooke Myers at 334.887.9999 or email brooke@ thetiger.fm. The Girls Ranch provides a family atmosphere on a 200 acre Ranch located on the Tallapoosa/ Lee County line. It has been helping abused or neglected children from surrounding areas and around the state for over 42 years.

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REGISTRATION OPENS 7am / TEE OFF 8 am – Shotgun Start $125 per player / $400 per team MULLIGAN: $10/player or 3/$20 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED FOLLOWING THE TOURNAMENT Please make checks payable to: THE LEARNING TREE For more information, please contact Stephanie Weldon at 334-415-9372

The inaugural Chip in for Children Golf Tournament to benefit The Learning Tree and The Little H.A.P.I.E. Tree Preschool is planned for Tuesday, June 21 at Auburn University Club. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Lunch and awards will follow the tournament. The entry fee is $125.00 per golfer or $400.00 per team. Early registrations can be mailed to The Learning Tree, Inc. attention Stephanie Weldon at P.O. Box 780639, Tallassee, Alabama 36078 or emailed at sweldon@learning-tree.org. There will also be registration the day of the tournament.

The Learning Tree is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1983, to provide educational and residential services for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, including autism. Today, over 600 children and families are served each year from across Alabama. The majority of the children, ages 2 ½ to 21, have significant language and communication difficulties as well as challenging behaviors. For information on sponsorship opportunities or registration, contact Stephanie Weldon, Resource Development Coordinator, at 334-415-9372 or sweldon@learning-tree.org.


Friday, June 10

SummerNight Downtown Art Walk, hosted by the Auburn Arts Association, City of Auburn/Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center, Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities and Auburn Downtown Merchants Association, will be held Friday, June 10, from 6 to 10 p.m. in downtown Auburn. SummerNight will feature a parade beginning at the Center for Arts & Humanities, works by local artists, live musical entertainment and children’s activities. Culinary artists are invited to submit their most delicious cookie creations for a cookie contest. Downtown merchants and restaurants will remain

open after regular business hours and citizens are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to shop, dine and enjoy downtown. Applications are currently available online at www.auburnsummernight.org. Artists, bakers, volunteers and merchants are encouraged to participate. Sponsorship opportunities are also available! SummerNight is FREE to the public and is a rain or shine event. For more information, please visit our website at www.auburnsummernight.org or contact the SummerNight Headquarters at 5012963.

Day in Clay Mark your calendars for this year’s 7th Annual Day in Clay, hosted by the Dean Road Ceramics Studio. During this one day open house, we encourage the whole family to visit our fully-equipped studio, enjoy beverages and snacks, and watch demonstrations by studio members. Visitors who want to have the experience of working in clay can pay $10 per person and select either an adult or kids project to create. All projects are led by Dean Road Ceramics Studio instructors and will be taught at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. While we invite everyone to visit our studio, we have limited space available for those interested in creating with clay. If you want to make a project, stop by the Harris Center to reserve your spot! Since your handmade clay creation must have time to dry and be fired, please plan to pick up your work between July 11 and July 29. We hope that your entire family will join

us at the Dean Road Ceramics Studio for food, fun and clay. For more information, please contact Cari Cleckler, Art Education Specialist at 501-2944 or ccleckler@auburnalabama. org.

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. It originated in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, and it is now held on the same day in more than 700 cities in 120 countries. Our Make Music Day celebration will be June 21, 2016 at the Gay Street Municipal Parking Lot in Auburn. This will be the first time Alabama has held an official Make Music Day event. Registration is free and open to ALL musicians of ANY age or ability that play ANY instrument. Register at www.SpicersMusic.com/news. Each participant will recieve a free MMD t-shirt and goodie bag. We are trying to break the Guiness World record for largest band. We will be playing Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Charts and videos of how to play the songs will be provided. We will be putting together a video that will receive national and global recognition.


Fun June Holidays 1 Flip a Coin Day 2 National Rocky Road Day 3 Repeat Day (I said “Repeat Day”) 4 Hug Your Cat Day 4 Old Maid’s Day 5 World Environment Day 6 Ramadan 7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day 8 Best Friends Day 9 Donald Duck Day 10 Iced Tea Day 11 National Corn on the Cob Day 12 Red Rose Day 14 Flag Day 14 Monkey Around Day 15 Smile Power Day 16 Fresh Veggies Day 17 Eat Your Vegetables Day 18 Go Fishing Day 18 International Sushi Day 19 Father’s Day 20 Summer Solstice 21 International Yoga Day 23 National Pink Day 28 Insurance Awareness Day 28 Paul Bunyan Day 29 Camera Day 29 Hug Holiday 29 Internatioal Mud Day 29 Waffle Iron Day


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NONPROFIT PARTNERS BigHouse Foundation 211 Samford Ave Opelika, AL 36801 334-363-2634 www.ourbighouse.org

Haddie’s Home

P.O. Box 1525 Opelika, AL 36803-1525 334-704-0015 www.haddieshome.com

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County

Hudson Family Foundation

Camp iCare/REAL Cents REAL Change

1105 Fitzpatrick Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 334-749-5631 www.jeandeanrif.org

1365 Gatewood Drive, Suite 221 Auburn, AL 36830 334-502-1311 www.bgcleeco.org

360 North College Street Auburn, AL 36830 334-844-3506 www.carycenter.auburn.edu

Child Care Resource Center 510 South 7th Street Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-8400 www.ccrc-alabama.org

Christian Women’s Job Corps 215 East Thach Ave, Suite 101 Auburn, AL 36830 334-821-0591 www.cwjclc.com

Food Bank of East Alabama 375 Industry Drive Auburn, AL 36832 334-821-9006 www.foodbankofeastalabama.com

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Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy & Nonprofit Studies 360 North College Street Auburn, AL 36830 334-844-3506 www.carycenter.auburn.edu

City of Auburn

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The Lee County Autism Networking Group of Autism Society of Alabama is hosting a Safety Preparedness Workshop on July 11 at 6 p.m. at The Round House in downtown Opelika. This workshop will cover many safety topics in the home for special needs families. For more information, contact Luanne Helms: Helmslu@gmail.com

United Way of Lee County 2133 Executive Park Dr Opelika, AL 36801 334-745-5540 www.unitedwayofleecounty.com

CIVIC PARTNERS Auburn Chamber of Commerce

The Autism Society of Alabama is offering respite services to a limited number of families through July in Lee County. For more information, contact: bamah@autism-alabama.org

City of Opelika

204 South 7th Street Opelika, AL 36801 334-705-5150 www.opelika-al.gov

Opelika Chamber of Commerce

601 Ave A, Opelika, AL 36801 334-745-4861 www.opelikachamber.com

On June 4, 2016 -Rain or Shine -plan to participate in RIDE TO READ to help buy books for at-risk kids across Alabama! The event to benefit Jean Dean RIF (Reading is Fundamental) starts and ends at The Big Swamp in Opelika! Event day registration 8:30 a.m. All bikes welcome.


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Play it Safe this Spring: How to Handle Dental Emergencies

Getting your kids to eat right and maintain good oral hygiene can be a struggle during the summer. With extra you gear up for outdoor activities this spring, cup containing the patient’s saliva or milk, NOT activities like swimming and playing As outdoors, there may even be a dental emergency or two. Here are a few don’t forget to protect your face and head. Spring water. If the patient is old enough, the tooth may tips for summer that will help you protect the an kids andoftheir developing long-term damage often brings increase patients suffering withteeth alsofrom be carried in the patient’s mouth (beside the from sports-related acci- cheek). The patient must see a dentist IMMEDIand avoidable mishaps. For additionaldental tips,injuries visitresulting www.LilesSmiles.com. dents. Many oral and facial injuries can be easily prevented with the use of sports safety equipment like helmets and mouth guards.

ATELY! Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth.

Knocked Out Baby Tooth: Now’Tongue, s the time for a check-up Don’t forget to brush & floss Cut or Bitten Follow the “pool rules” Lip or Cheek: Apply ice to injured areas to help control swelling. If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a gauze or cloth. If bleeding cannot be controlled by simple pressure, call a doctor or visit the hospital emergency room.

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sible, find the tooth. Handle it by the crown, not by the root. You may rinse the tooth with water only. DO NOT clean with soap, scrub or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Inspect the tooth for fractures. If it is sound, try to reinsert it in the socket. Have the patient hold the tooth in place by biting on a gauze or clean cloth. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, transport the tooth in a

Contact Liles Pediatric Dentistry. Unlike with a permanent tooth, the baby tooth should not be replanted due to possible damage to the developing permanent tooth. In most cases, no treatment is necessary.

Chipped or Fractured Permanent Tooth:

Contact Liles Pediatric Dentistry immediately. Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. If possible, locate and save any broken tooth fragments and bring them with you to the dentist.

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Changing Lives in Lee County in 2016

You’re exposed to a lot more sunlight than you think. Without the proper protection, your eyes are vulnerable to damage, fatigue and sensitivity. You should always choose polarized sunglasses that block out 99% to 100% of harmful UV rays.

Top 5 Reasons to Wear Sunglasses: 1. UV Protection The sun’s harmful UV rays can lead to serious and long-term health issues, including photokeratitis, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Sunglasses that do not provide UV protection can actually be more damaging for your eyes. 2. Skin Cancer 5% to 10% of skin cancer occurs around the eyes.

Christian Women’s Job Corps of Lee County is more than just a program for women. It is a unique way of helping women discover their potential in life. Good self-esteem, learning how to relate to family and peers, and developing job skills are just some of the benefits for women who become participants in CWJC. Our focus is helping women become all God created them to be. This local ministry is dedicated to equipping women with life and employment skills necessary to achieve self-sufficiency. Spring 2016 instituted a new half day schedule lasting 10 weeks. Participants attend classes for instruction in computers, budgeting, family relations, communication, leadership, time management, resumes, interviewing, parenting, health and fitness, and Bible study. During week 10, participants are placed in an internship where they are able to practice job skills and life skills. Throughout the program, each participant is mentored by a woman who acts as her encourager, partner and sister-in-Christ. Participants are “pinned” at the completion of the 10 week program. Many volunteer opportunities are available through Christian Women’s Job Corps: instructing, mentoring, providing weekly mentor-mentee lunches, or serving as prayer partners. For more information on how to become a part of this life-changing ministry, contact: Neeley Caldwell at 334-524-5529 or 334821-0591 or neeley@cwjclc.com. The annual Building Hope Fundraising Banquet will be a great opportunity to learn more about Christian Women’s Job

Corps. The date is set for Tuesday, August 30 at AUMC Epworth Center at 6:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be Elizabeth Huntley, a committed child advocate and passionate litigation attorney. She practices at Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC in Birmingham, Alabama and often serves as a motivational speaker for groups and organizations throughout the country. A significant portion of Liz’s legal focus is spent representing and consulting with governmental and nonprofit agencies that serve children and families. Her volunteer time is dedicated to expanding high quality Pre-K to all four year olds in Alabama. Appointed by the governor of Alabama, Liz also serves on the Governor’s Task Force on Prevention of Sexual Abuse in Children. Liz earned her law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law where she now serves as Chair of the Farrah Law Society Board of Trustees. She received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University, where she is a member of the Auburn University Board of Trustees. She is also the author of the book, “More Than a Bird”, a delightful read about her successful journey in life as she overcame many difficult circumstances.

3. General Eye Comfort The sun’s brightness and glare interferes with the ability to see clearly, as well as comfortable vision, causing squinting, watering eyes and headaches.

Those attending the banquet on August 30 will hear an inspirational message from Liz Huntley and learn more about how the local ministry of CWJC continues to impact families in Lee County. For more information on how you can sponsor a banquet table for $500, contact Neeley Caldwell at 334-821-0591. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to help CWJC continue its work to empower women in our county.

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SPOTLIGHT The Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies is an academic center in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences and fosters wealth stewardship, nonprofit leadership, and philanthropic engagement. The Cary Center is located on North College Street in the historic Halliday Cary Pick House and is home to several programs including the Women’s Philanthropy Board, Camp iCare, REAL Cents REAL Change, Volunteers in Philanthropy, and a college student internship program. Professionals in the Cary Center also provide instruction in the College of Human Sciences’ Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies minor, which is available to all AU students. Camp iCare is a summer camp that was created to teach children how to be financially smart and engaged citizens beginning at a young age. Camp iCare is one of the core outreach programs of the Cary Center and spawned from the Women’s Philanthropy Board, the flagship division of the Cary Center. Since its inception, Camp iCare has been a joint venture of the Auburn University College of Human Sciences Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies Early Learning Center. In 2010, at its inaugural Camp iCare, 20 campers gathered for the weeklong inaugural session in Auburn University’s Early Learning Center. Over the course of the last six years,

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the Camp iCare sessions have grown annually and expanded to nearby Macon and Chambers counties and even beyond the state of Alabama’s borders. It is estimated that nearly 600 youth will attend a Camp iCare session this summer. “We are very proud of the progress we have made in expanding Camp iCare and in our quest to serve youth. It has been very exciting to watch Camp iCare grow and to host campers from throughout the country,” said Sidney James Nakhjavan, Drummond Thorne Stukes Executive Director of the Cary Center and Co-Founder of Camp iCare. “This summer we are thrilled to be expanding Camp iCare into Macon and Chambers counties and even to a location in a different region in the country. The Camp iCare instruction and counselor team includes professionals from the Cary Center, Auburn University professors, Auburn University undergraduate and graduate student interns, and volunteers. Each day of camp holds a specific lesson and project for the campers to complete in addition to a community service project. Campers also have unique opportunities to listen to inspiring professionals and community leaders. “Our goal with Camp iCare is to bring out the best in our participants, so that they are encouraged and empowered to reach their full potential,” states Sharon Wilbanks, Director of the Auburn University Early Learning Center and co –

founder of Camp iCare. “Since we started Camp iCare in 2009, we have served nearly 500 youth from throughout the country. This summer is very promising as we will expand our reach to include three counties in Alabama (Lee, Macon and Chambers) and into a mid-western state. Considering the lessons we teach in Camp iCare, we are very proud to influence this many people in such a positive way,” states Wilbanks. Camp iCare is funded through generous donations from corporations, foundations and individuals and would not exist if these contributions were not made to support the camps. “Because of the care for youth and for the shared belief that it is important for children to have empowering learning experiences during the summer, we are able to host Camp iCare. These donations are crucial to Camp iCare and the sessions would not exist without philanthropic and grant support,” adds Sidney James Nakhjavan. “We are honored to be the custodian of Camp iCare’s donors’ trust and are confident in the impact we are making with hundreds of youth.”

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Camp iCare is dedicated to teaching kids how to be money smart, understand wants vs. needs and practice philanthropy. Through this unique learning program, campers develop their leadership and giving skills while making a positive impact on others. 2016 Community & Cause Nonprofit Partners Food Bank of East Alabama


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One only has to google “fitness gadgets” to be inundated with options that track your steps, movements and sleep. These gadgets may be able to help you make the best of your workout sessions, track your health progress and have fun at the same time. But are you placing the same energy in your workplace?

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Allstate Benefits, Auburn Chamber, Auburn University Wellness Kitchen, Auburn Training Connection and Cornerstone Chiropractic recently teamed up to host a “Wellness in the Workplace” luncheon at the Auburn University Wellness Kitchen.

Brothers, Will and Rusty Herring joked about hiding the vegetables and the need for a balanced life. Will Herring, former NFL player and Auburn Alumnus expressed his love of working out. When asked about his transition from the NFL to business man, Will stated that the gym is how he maintains balance in his new “normal”. His brother Rusty echoed the need for balance and how his mission with Cornerstone Chiropractic is to create an environment for the body to heal and function.

Attendees from area businesses learned first-hand the importance of a healthy office. Kent Howard, Allstate Employee Benefits emphasized the importance of workplace health programs. People are spending most of their day at a desk or inside an office. Health promotion at the workplace

Guests enjoyed an all-you-can-eat dining experience provided by the Auburn University Wellness Kitchen. William Walker, AU Wellness Kitchen’s manager explained the need for healthier food options for AU athletes and students. The kitchen provides menu choices for student-athletes to aid in

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the preparation for and recovery from athletics competition, injury prevention and immune support, while meeting other consumption needs. William also mentioned a separate allergy kitchen to meet specific dietary needs. William introduced Ralf Du Toit of Extreme Green Hydroponics who provides the kitchen daily with fresh lettuce, micro-greens and tomatoes. Ralf demonstrated how hydroponic gardening works through water and nutrients in the absence of dirt and soil. The AU Wellness Kitchen is open to the public. The Prewett Insurance Group with Allstate Benefits hosts regular “Wellness in the Workplace” events to promote a healthy workplace environment. If you or your company is interested in a wellness event, please contact Prewett Insurance Group at 334-502-5111 or visit www.prewettinsurancegroup.com.

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