DeWitt to get a walking track

September 21, 2014
Standing from left to right: Belinda Pritchard of Spread the Health Appalachia, DeWitt School Principal Marcie Walker, Erin Hammond, Program Associate for Spread the Health Appalachia, Knox Schools Facilities Coordinator Kim Merida, and Board of Education Chairman Merrill Smith witness as Knox Schools Superintendent Kelly Sprinkles and Knox County Fiscal Court Judge J.M. Hall sign a shared use agreement to have the county begin the construction of a quarter-mile walking track at DeWitt Elementary School.

Standing from left to right: Belinda Pritchard of Spread the Health Appalachia, DeWitt School Principal Marcie Walker, Erin Hammond, Program Associate for Spread the Health Appalachia, Knox Schools Facilities Coordinator Kim Merida, and Board of Education Chairman Merrill Smith witness as Knox Schools Superintendent Kelly Sprinkles and Knox County Fiscal Court Judge J.M. Hall sign a shared use agreement to have the county begin the construction of a quarter-mile walking track at DeWitt Elementary School.

As an ongoing initiative, Spread the Health Appalachia is working cooperatively with the Knox School system, the Knox County Fiscal Court and the Knox County Health Department to implement activities and programs to help improve the health of Knox County families.


On Monday, Sept. 22, a groundbreaking ceremony will take place at DeWitt Elementary School for a new quarter-mile asphalt walking track. The track will be open to the public after school hours and on weekends. Knox County employees will begin the work Monday on the new track by laying the gravel for the project. Hinkle Contracting will finish the project later in the week by laying the asphalt.

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