Meet Me At the Sidewalk, a free community celebration “kickoff” organized by JeffCo On the Move, brought more than 80 area residents to use the new H Street sidewalk and participate in activities surrounding it on Wednesday, May 1.
The event included a 1 mile at-your-own-pace walk, with a variety of activities available along the way. Walkers were creative with sidewalk chalk art, tried out hoola hoops and a card activity game, moved in a variety of ways, and spent some time on the playground at Faith Lutheran Church. Healthy snacks and give-aways rounded out the celebration.
The celebration was organized by JeffCo On the Move, a community coalition dedicated to encouraging active lifestyles and increasing our community’s walk– and bike–ability and safety. Coalition members include Public Health Solutions, Jefferson Community Health & Life, Fairbury Public Schools, Fairbury Public Library, Jefferson County Attorney, and many interested individuals. The event also appreciated the support of Safe Kids, Fairbury Gardens, Rooted in Relationships, Heritage Care Center, and Faith Lutheran Church for this event.