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Dog walk Saturday at Ohio University Southern Proctorville park

Hosted by St. Mary’s, Greater Huntington Walks, OU Proctorville

PROCTORVILLE — Ohio University Southern Proctorville Center, Greater Huntington Walks and St. Mary’s Medical Center will host a dog walk from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday at OUS Proctorville Center Park, 111 Private Drive 516, Proctorville.

The event is free and open to the public.

There will be a doggy costume contest with prizes for the winners. Costumes of any kind, including those that spotlight Greater Huntington Walks’ first quarterly challenge of  “Destination Vacation,” are welcome. Coffee, cookies and hot chocolate will be provided, as well as special dog treats.

For more information, contact Melanie Kerstetter at 304-526-8180.

Greater Huntington Walks recently announced its new collective walking goal of 5 million miles for 2019. The new collective goal will be divided into four quarterly challenges, each with different “destinations” for participants. All quarterly goal steps will be counted toward the overall collective goal.

The first quarterly challenge is “Destination Vacation,” which allows walkers to virtually travel to exotic destinations. All registered walkers who complete 200,000 steps per month from January to March will be entered into a drawing for a destination vacation for two to Myrtle Beach, including airfare and lodging, courtesy of Huntington Tri-State Airport and Travel Doctors, Inc. The drawing will take place in April.

The mission of Greater Huntington Walks is for the Greater Huntington area to be viewed as a healthy and active community for people to live, work and visit. It aims to promote and enhance the health of people by encouraging walking and activity and working together to achieve a publicly-stated goal. To register for Greater Huntington Walks, visit www.greaterhuntingtonwalks.com