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Try This, Huntington area!

If you’re working for a healthier Huntington area …

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July 14th at St. Mary’s Conference Center. /  2849 5th Avenue, Huntington /  9:00 – 3:00 PM

Register here.

Agenda here … and downloadable version below

 

 

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Come celebrate what’s already been done!  … 

Trade ideas and resources! … 

Meet new like-minded people! …

Brainstorm next steps! …

Eat great food, locally sourced and prepared for you!

And wish The Wild Ramp a happy fifth birthday!

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda here … and downloadable version below

 

 

Register here!

 

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It’s a big networking gathering for people who are building a healthier area, project by project …  Brainstorming … meeting new collaborators … a feeling of pride in what’s been accomplished … dreaming about what’s to come!

Planned and organized by a great group of Huntington-area people who work for the Cabell-Huntington Health Department, the City of Huntington, the Village of Barboursville, The Wild Ramp, Gro Huntington, Huntington’s Kitchen, TriStateRacer, Goodwill Industries, Marshall, and many others.

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 What comes out of a Try This regional gathering? It’s different from region to region.

It depends on what people get excited about.

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  • Wheeling has a new bicycling group that started at once of these gatherings. Bike Wheeling started when a bunch of bicycle-lovers – some of them strangers – sat down and brainstormed at the Try This regional gathering in April. Now they’ve made it happen.
  • At a brainstorming session at the Greenbrier Valley Try This gathering, people decided to form a multi-county funding collaborative to pursue multi-county projects. Now they’re meeting. They dreamed it up at the gathering and are making it happen!
  • In Parkersburg this year, people from the Mid-Ohio Valley area who use physical activity, mindfulness and healthy food as tools in drug prevention and recovery met and brainstormed projects during a brainstorming session at the Try This regional gathering. They are planning to stay in touch and explore further. Even if they come up with no concrete “project” for awhile, it’s a huge step that they met each other and are talking now. It will lead to something.
  • What happens depends on what the group gets excited about. It’s different from place to place. 
  • One thing comes out of any regional meeting. The network is stronger and more cross-pollinating. The foodies have been talking with the get-active people. More people know each other. Seeds have been planted, and people have  started to think of what they’re doing in terms of the whole-community and common goals – not just their particular activity. That makes a difference.  That changes things.

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 Try This sets up the structure by bringing creative people together.  

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Huntington’s mayor is interested in having a Wellness Advisory Council, to help plan ways to make it easy for Huntington-area people to be physically active and get healthy food. This gathering could roll that ball forward.  Barboursville just created a Wellness Council. They’ll tell us about it, and that may spark something!  The Cabell Huntington Health Department wants a strong wellness component for their ongoing County plan. This gathering can energize all those processes.  Think what you wish could happen

Yoga or gardens in the schools? A better link between substance abuse programs and wellness programs? Come brainstorm it with people who can help make it happen! Plan next steps!

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Register here!  Click this link!  Be there!

 

Here’s a gathering agenda poster you can download!

 Agenda

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Here’s a flier!

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