Coolville residents invited to make a difference, be
Ohio – Oct. 19, 2012) Coolville area residents are invited to
participate in an afternoon of fun and learning to make a difference
for their neighbors and community.
Twenty members of
ComCorps, an AmeriCorps program administered by the Ohio
University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM),
will host Coolville Healthy Harvest, an event at Coolville
Elementary School on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., as
part of this year’s “Make a Difference Day.”
a Difference Day” is a national day of community service and
volunteerism that takes place on the fourth Saturday in October each
year, and encourages individuals to seek opportunities to serve
the Coolville Healthy Harvest, families and individuals will be able
to participate in cooking demonstrations featuring fall vegetables,
healthy adult screenings, and discover community resources while
enjoying live music, food, and fun children’s activities.
Community groups such as Second Harvest Food Bank and Community Food
Initiatives also will be at the event to share information and
promote volunteer opportunities for Coolville residents.
event is also intended to promote the ComCorps mission to address
childhood obesity through nutrition education, increasing access to
healthy fresh food, and services that provide preventive health care
and primary health services. ComCorps/AmeriCorps members are paired
with local agencies that provide services to prevent disease,
promote health and wellness, and improve visibility of medical
year’s Make A Difference Day event will be a collaborative effort
between ComCorps and area agencies that include the Coolville
Elementary PTO, Live Healthy Appalachia, OU-HCOM, Second Harvest
Food Banks, and the Hocking, Athens, Perry Community Action Agency.
information about this event, or about the ComCorps program, contact
Lauren Borovicka, program coordinator at 740.593.2293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ComCorps is funded by ServeOhio, Ohio’s commission on service and