Fund-raiser planned for Countryside fitness path
With construction on the new concrete fitness path at Holton’s Countryside Park under way, the group that set plans for the path in motion is planning a fund-raising event for it, it has been reported.
“Paint The Park,” a one-mile fun run and walk in the style of the popular “Color Run,” will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 7 at Countryside Park with the Holton KAY (Kansas Association for Youth) organization listed as the sponsor for the fund-raising event.
The concrete fitness path was the brainchild of the Holton KAYS Action Team, or H-KAT, which first presented plans for the path to the Holton City Commission in January and has obtained a $25,000 Healthy Lifestyles Grant from the Topeka Community Foundation for construction of part of it.
Erika Allen, sponsor of the KAY group at Holton Middle School, estimated the cost of the new path at $50,000, adding that the group is looking at getting more grant funds, as well as raising funds through community events, to finish the path.
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