HCI July Family-Friendly Scavenger Hunt

Friday, July 12th, 2019 9:17am

By R. Keith Howard, Healthy Communities Initiative Coordinator for Jefferson County

Healthy Communities Initiative

Looking for something fun for the entire family to do and get some exercise while doing it? Perhaps you and your friends are looking for a friendly competition idea? The Healthy Communities Initiative of Jefferson County (HCI) will be hosting a family-friendly scavenger hunt in downtown Madison on July 26th as part of the Fourth Friday festivities.

The hunt, which will begin at the King’s Daughters’ Health/River Terrace parking garage, 630 Broadway Street, is scheduled for 5:30 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. Hunters must begin before 6:30 in order to finish before the 7:30 end time.

Participants will be given a list of fifteen items to find and may write the answer down on the list or take pictures of the items. Participants are encouraged to take fun pictures to share on the HCI Facebook page and Twitter feed.

The purpose of the scavenger hunt is to promote exercise for the whole family and have fun doing it while seeing some downtown sights that one otherwise might miss when in Madison.

In addition to the scavenger hunt, participants are encouraged to keep track of their steps while completing their mission.

Participants will be eligible for prizes, including the grand prize of a season pass good for any Indiana State Park through the end of December 2019. Water and fresh fruit will also be available.

The event is free and is sponsored by the Healthy Lifestyles team of the Healthy Communities Initiative of Jefferson County. Funding for the event is provided by King’s Daughters’ Health, King’s Daughters Health Foundation, and Managed Health Services (MHS), a Centene Corporation.

According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise and physical activity can be enjoyable. It provides a chance to unwind, enjoy the outdoors or engage in activities that makes people happy. Physical activity can also help you connect with family or friends in a fun social setting. The scavenger hunt aims to do all of this.

More information on this event may be found on the Healthy Communities Initiative of Jefferson County's Facebook page. Information about the HCI can be found at https://www.kdhmadison.org/health-resources/healthy-communities-initiative/ or by contacting Heather Foy at 812-801-0175, FoyH@kdhmadison.org

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