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Let's Go Walkin' to kick-off annual flower, garden fest
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Let’s Go Walkin’ Mississippi and Mississippi State University have teamed up to encourage healthy living as part of the 29th annual Fall Flower and Garden Fest.
The annual horticulture event will be held Oct. 12 and 13 at the Truck Crops Experiment Station in Crystal Springs, and will focus on better health and nutrition with fruits and vegetables.
In keeping with this theme, Let’s Go Walkin’ Mississippi will kick off the flower and garden event with a one-mile walk on Oct. 12 beginning at 8:30 a.m.
“Walking regularly and eating right are important components to a healthy lifestyle. A Let’s Go Walkin’ walk-a-thon is the ideal way to begin a festival that features many fruits and vegetables that are good for the body,” said Rick Snyder, event coordinator.
Snyder added that this is not a race and participants can walk at their own pace.
The first 300 participants will receive a free pedometer and resource packet.
Sponsored by MSU’s Extension Service and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, the Fall Flower and Garden Fest attracts more than 6,000 people from across the region every year.
For more information, call (601) 892-3731 or the local county Extension office.
Writer: Courtney Coufal