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March 27, 2015
FamilyFest & HCC Open House slated for April 25
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC), the Roanoke Valley Fitness Interactive Trail (FIT) and the Roanoke Valley Community Health Initiative (RV-CHI) will present FamilyFest & HCC Open House from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 25 at the FIT on the HCC campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will celebrate education, fitness and healthy living for the entire family. Featured activities will include:
  • Face painting
  • Admissions and financial aid workshops
  • Health screenings
  • Campus tours
  • Delicious snacks
  • Zumba/line dancing
  • Equipment demonstrations
  • Games
  • Special guests
“We are so excited to be a part of this year’s event,” said HCC Title III Director/Special Assistant to the President Daniel J. Lovett, who is also a member of the Roanoke Valley Community Health Initiative.

“We invite the community to come out and join us. They can receive scholarship information, win raffle prizes, tour the campus, walk on the new fitness trail and so much more. We hope everyone will attend and gain some new information that will benefit them and their families.”

For more information, contact Debbie Sanders (FamilyFest) at 252-535-8663 or Dana Scott (HCC Open House) at 252-536-5413. The rain location will be Building 400.

About the FIT
The FIT was made possible through a $150,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The project improves the lives of local residents by providing a 1/6 mile oval-shaped trail with a fitness area, featuring multigenerational equipment. Solar lights provide lighting for the community to work out during evening hours. There is no charge to take advantage of the FIT.

About The Roanoke Valley Community Health Initiative
The goal of the Roanoke Valley Community Health Initiative (RV-CHI) is to empower residents in the Roanoke Valley to adopt healthier lifestyles, access preventative services, and take positive actions to improve health in our communities. The vision of the Roanoke Valley Community Health Initiative is that Roanoke Valley families and individuals are empowered to lead healthy lifestyles. The mission of the Roanoke Valley Community Health Initiative is to promote healthy living through education, empowerment, and health access.

About The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust was established in 1947 and is now one of the largest private trusts in North Carolina. Its mission is to improve the quality of life and quality of health for the financially needy of North Carolina. The Health Care Division promotes wellness state-wide by investing in prevention and treatment. The Poor and Needy Division of the Trust responds to basic life needs and invests in solutions that improve the quality of life and health for financially needy residents of Forsyth County. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. serves as sole trustee.
Halifax Community College's Mission
Halifax Community College strives to meet the diverse needs of our community by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace.
Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239