Area kids are invited to join Mayor Lioneld Jordan for a trail tour this Saturday, Sept. 24.
The event will begin at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks at 9:00 a.m. Participants can enjoy a tour the garden’s new Butterfly Pavilion followed by a Trail Trekkers bicycle safety presentation.
The walking tour will begin at around 10 a.m. and proceed 2.8 miles towards the North Lake Fayetteville pavilion for a free healthy snack and entertained by childrens band Shaky Bugs.
The trail tour is part of Let’s Move! Fayetteville, a local initiative of the nationwide health campaign launched by First Lady Michelle Obama whose ambitious goal is to solve the challenge of childhood obesity.
“Nothing is more important for our future than the health of our children because they are our future,” said Mayor Jordan in a statement. “We must do everything we can to give them a healthy start, a healthy community, and a healthy future.”
The trail tour event is open to everyone. Parents are encouraged to tag along for both the tour and the entertainment at the Lake Fayetteville pavilion.
For more information about the Let’s Move! Fayetteville program or to volunteer for future quarterly events, contact Julie McQuade, the city’s Community Outreach Coordinator, at [email protected].
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks map
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is located at 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville.