Walking Toward a More Healthy Lifestyle
Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Girl Scouts of Nassau County will be holding the 5th Annual “Girls Go the Distance” Walkathon and Activity Fair on Sunday, April 27th at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the Walkathon begins at 10:30 a.m. The Activity Fair will run from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
“Girls Go the Distance” Walkathon and Activity Fair is a fun and interactive two mile walk and activity fair centered on the theme of Healthy Living. Registered Girl Scout Troops will have the opportunity to earn a “give back” for their own Healthy Living projects.
Donations will help GSNC continue to provide programs that support healthy lifestyle choices, such as the Survival Challenge, Rhythm Girls Dance Series and the CPR, AED and First Aid Training Programs. Attendees will enjoy the two-mile walk and participate in fun games and activities designed to get girls moving. All of the proceeds from the “Girls Go The Distance” Walkathon benefit the GSNC Healthy Living Initiatives.
For more information on how to register or start a team, visit the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Walkathon website.
About Girl Scouts of Nassau County
Girl Scouts of Nassau County builds girls of courage, confidence and character. Girl Scouting in Nassau County creates an accepting and nurturing environment, which gives girls a chance to build character and develops leadership skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them throughout their lives, like strong values, social conscience and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. With almost 20,000 girl and 7,000 adult members, Girl Scouts of Nassau County has become the preeminent organization and leading authority for girls. The organization continues to make the world a better place one girl at a time.
About Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Old Bethpage Village Restoration provides visitors with a unique and wonderful opportunity to step back in time and experience life in a recreated mid-19th-century American village. The 209-acre village includes an assortment of homes, farms and businesses. Each fall, the village hosts the Long Island Fair, a traditional county agricultural fair that draws tens of thousands of visitors, and through most of the year the village supports a steady series of family-friendly events and exhibits, including old-time “baseball” tournaments. Old Bethpage Village Restoration (OBVR) came into existence in 1963, when Nassau County acquired the Powell property, a 165-acre farm located on the Nassau-Suffolk border. The acquisition of the land and the plan to develop a historic restoration were timely, as rapid post-World War II development on Long Island had taken a toll on the area’s landmarks.