Text Box: Four years ago, Main Street Kingwood was one of three certified Main Streets in the state to be chosen as a pilot project for the State Bureau of Public Health Office of Healthy Lifestyles Grant. Listed below are the achievements accomplished by this great project. 
Built a walking/biking trail around the county soccer fields at Preston High.

Worked with Kingwood Parks and Recreation and resurfaced the city basketball court located around the city pool area as well as building an outdoor sand volleyball court. The basketball court can now be used in the winter as an ice skating rink.

Over the past four years we have worked with the Preston County 4 H Camp donating money to help defray cost of adding more fruits and vegetables to the menu. 

 We were able to work through the grant with the Central Preston Middle School principal, and physical education teacher and purchase much needed PE equipment for the middle school. With the help of Dicks Sporting goods the first year we purchased $3,000.00 worth of baseball equipment, the second year we were able to purchase ping pong tables and field hockey equipment. 

For the past 4 years after Text Box: our Preston County Christmas Parade, which Main Street Kingwood sponsors, every child in attendance received some type of physical activity toy such as plastic flying saucers used for sled riding, Nerf football, basketballs, jump ropes, etc. During those four years we handed out 2400 toys. We had additional sponsors besides the grant which included local businesses, local civic organizations, Preston Memorial Hospital, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Heartland of Preston County,  Non-profits, etc.

Held cooking classes for kids and their parents. Each year we've held 8 cooking classes .

“Supper in a Sack” is an adult cooking class which we have held with the help of the Preston County Extension Nutritionist.  At the end of the class the participants take home a grocery bag that contains items to be used to cook the same meal that week for their family. 

“Movies on the Lawn” has been a great success story. Through the grant we were able to purchase an outdoor movie theater which is set up every Friday and Saturday night permitting...from mid-May through the first weekend in October. The Preston County Inn allows us to set up on their lawn . The attendees come from all over Preston County. Movies are geared toward Text Box: children.

“Kids Garden Project' is a mentoring program between a parent, grandparent, uncle, etc. to educate the children on growing a small garden, thus engaging in physical activity and increased fruit and vegetable consumption. We purchase the supplies from local businesses and a local  gardener judges the gardens, and picks 5 winners who win great prizes. 

A new addition this year was Zumba for Kids which is held on a Saturday morning by  local Zumba instructor, Darby Rouzee.

Healthy Kids Trick or Treating...last year this was a new activity which involved 25 local businesses and kids from Preston County. From 5-7 PM, the night before the actual local towns sponsored Trick or Treating, 450 kids visited businesses and received “goodies.” 

The Family Fun Challenge is the 'big event” for the program. This is a 2 month long physical activity program which allows kids to play basketball free....roller skate for $1.00 ...swim for $1.00, etc. At the end is a big Street Fair at which time kids return their Challenge Cards and receive a physical activity such as kite, balls, jump ropes, etc.

Text Box: WV DHHR Office of Healthy Lifestyle Grant... 4 Year Success
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Text Box: MAIN STREET KINGWOOD...The Tradition continues
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