Pearls and friends enjoyed time for fellowship and education as part of the Pearls of Empowerment Spring Social in March at the WinMock Granary. Almost fifty ladies garnished their hair with spring flowers and chatted happily while enjoying healthy snacks and delicious chocolate dipped strawberries! Will Arledge, grandson of Pearl Nancy Penry, provided the background music while Pearls renewed friendships and made new ones.
In their quest to “Be the Best YOU this Spring” Pearls heard from Will’s wife, Marian Arledge, MPH from Asheville. Marian presented interesting statistics and information about living a healthier life. The ladies were surprised to learn that simple changes in their diet, such as cutting out soft drinks and moving more, could make a big difference in their weight and their overall health.
Jane Simpson, Davie Community Foundation President, followed Marian’s presentation with an update about “Healthy Davie,” an initiative of the Davie Community Foundation and Mebane Charitable Foundation. Simpson explained that the group looking at overall Health is working on a county-wide plan to encourage better health at every age. “They are starting with preschool children and will include all ages once their plan is finished. Larry Colbourne and I are very excited about the outcomes a county-wide project could produce,” said Simpson. “Combined with the group projects in Education and Poverty, Healthy Davie will ultimately lead to a better Davie County for everyone.”
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