McDONOUGH – With less than a month before the start of the school year, preparations are underway for a successful school year.

To help with this, Henry County Commissioner Vivian Thomas, in association with Kim4Kids, Dream Girls Inc. and the Georgia School Nutrition Association, is holding the 5th annual Let’s Move Henry event this Saturday.

The event is a children’s health, nutrition and back-to-school expo being held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at the Jimmie Lee Smith Community Center in Stockbridge, located at 5883 Ga. Highway 155 N. in Stockbridge.

At the event, parents and students alike will learn the importance of great health and fitness with fun ways to stay active and strategies, tips and recipes for healthier eating.

According to a release from the county, the free community event will feature group sessions including fitness for all ages, healthy snack samples, healthy lifestyles information, a mobile food pantry, a dental mobile, fun demonstrations, financial wellness information and free school supplies for teachers and students with a free backpack giveaway.

Over 30 vendors are expected to be on site for the Saturday event to share information on getting and keeping children and adults healthy.

Thomas said in a press release that she is excited for the Let’s Move Henry initiative, and said keeping children healthy had been a hallmark of her career in early childhood education and continues to be an important community initiative.

For more on the event and to register, visit

Government Reporter

A native of Hampton, Georgia, Joe Adgie has worked for the Valdosta Daily Times, Clayton News, Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen. Adgie joined the Henry Herald in April 2018.

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