Dining with DiabetesProgram runs twice a year in the Fall and Spring in designated locations throughout Mingo County. Cooking classes for 4 weeks meeting once each week and includes a follow-up meeting 3 months after the program ends.
Lunch Walk- Six week physical activity program which runs in the Spring (Apr. 26-Jun. 7, 2013) and Fall (Sept. 13- Oct. 25, 2013). Businesses and other organizations form teams of 10 who race across the nation using pedometers to map steps for the competition.
Take 10Six week physical activity program which targets 8th graders in Mingo County middle schools. Students form teams who race across the nation using pedometers to map steps for the county wide competition with the goal of reaching 10,000 steps each day.
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Our goal is to create a replicable model of market-based sustainability for the economically distressed communities throughout Central Appalachia. We believe it is time to redefine the economic landscape of coal country, and together, our vision is to spark a Collaboration Across the Nation for sustainable development to create a better world.
Tug Valley Road Runners Club
The Tug Valley Road Runners Club was formed on Jan 28th 2000 with 10 members. Our club has developed a series of running events that take place throughout the year. Our goal is to promote physical fitness through running. We are a non-profit organization, and a member club # 1375 of the Road Runners Club Of America. Be a part of a growing club that will help keep you motivated and ready to RUN JUST ONE MORE MILE !
Williamson Farmers Market
Williamson Farmers Market, which opened just last year, can be found on the corner of 2nd Avenue and Vinson street, across from BB&T bank in downtown Williamson. The market first opened with monthly market days in 2011, before becoming a weekly market in 2012.
The market provides locally grown products from farmers within a 50 mile radius including fruits, vegetables, baked goods, eggs, canned goods, seasonal ornamentals and more!
Starting June 1st, the Farmers Market will be open every Saturday from 8am-4pm, and will feature special events on certain weekends. Be sure to check out our events calendar for more information...
The Mingo County Diabetes Coalition was formed in the Spring of 2011 to help prevent the development of diabetes and to improve disease state management among our local residents.
The prevalence of diabetes in Mingo County is 13.7%, directly affecting approximately 1680 residents. Mingo County ranks third in the state in calculated incidence of diabetes. Through community outreach and programs, the Diabetes Coalition hopes to help reduce the incidence of diabetes within the county.
Several programs and events have been created and utilized to help reach that goal. For more information on programs and events, click on the links above.