Hamilton County families enjoyed healthy food, fun physical activity, cooking demos, garden tours and more at the WeTHRIVE! community event

Posted by Tonya Key on Thursday, July 07, 2011

Great weather and 300 adults and kids showed up to make the WeTHRIVE! Growing Healthy Kids & Families event on June 25 a huge success. What a fantastic day we had at the Word Family Life Center in Forest Park!

Councilor welcome to Forest Park, Ohio
    Councilor Denise Holt welcomes everyone to Forest Park.


WeTHRIVE! Word of Deliverance community garden tour compost
WeTHRIVE! community garden coordinators, Kenny Steagall (left) and Edward Denson walked attendees through the Word Of Deliverance garden, with a stop at the compost bin.


Two children drawing
      Kids created pictures of what a healthy plate looks like.


Fruit on skewers

Fresh fruit kebabs tasted as good as they looked.


Person in carrot costume















                Veggie characters brought healthy food to life.


Two girls in front of tomato plants
Everyone went home with a tomato plant to start growing healthy meals for their families.


Congratulations to the churches that brought out the most members:

First Place ($750): Word of Deliverance

Second Place ($500): St. Mark AME Zion Church

Third Place ($250): New Prospect Baptist Church

See more photos on the WeTHRIVE! Facebook page, and please "like" us while you are there. Also follow us on Twitter. Get WeTHRIVE! messages and updates sent to your phone by texting WeTHRIVE to 86677. And Join the Movement today.   

Let’s hear from you! Please comment below: Did you attend? What did you like most about this event? Have you planted your tomato yet? What did you learn from the interactive stations? 

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