(Ilion, NY – Feb. 25, 2013)  U.S. House Representative of NY State’s 22nd district, Congressman Richard Hanna will be the keynote speaker for this Friday’s Creating Healthy Places in Herkimer County Recognition Luncheon.

This Friday, Herkimer County HealthNet will recognize farmers’ markets, municipalities, schools, and non-profit organizations for their efforts in improving parks, playgrounds and trails; fostering healthy eating; and enhancing places for physical activity at their 2nd Annual Creating Healthy Places Recognition Luncheon.  The event is set to take place at Francesca’s Banquets and Catering, Ilion at noon.  The format of the event includes a social meet and greet luncheon followed by an awards ceremony.

Adam Hutchinson, Executive Director of Herkimer County HealthNet stated, “We are honored to have U.S. Congressman Richard Hanna as our keynote speaker.  His leadership on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Northeast Agriculture Caucus aligns with the activities and initiatives that we are working on here in Herkimer County in an effort to combat obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases.”

Recognition Luncheon attendees will each have an opportunity to win one of two wellness packages that includes a 6 Week Personal Training (1x/wk) + 12 Group Fitness Class Tickets + 72 Gym Day Pass Tickets from Studio 55.

For those who are interested in attending the luncheon, the cost is $15.00 each, and you are encourage to RSVP by e-mailingajswartz@herkimercounty.org or call (315) 867-1499.


By martha

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