BCBS Awards Walnut Additional $75,000

The Town of Walnut is honored to be given another award from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation to complement our Healthiest Hometown status.  $75,000 will be invested in three outdoor exercise equipment stations that will be installed at Walnut Elementary School, along the walking track adjacent to the tee ball field, and next to Kidz Town playground.  It is part of a program designed by BCBS to introduce children to our hometown heroes.  The Walnut Police Department will present monthly programs to children in grades K-6 at Walnut to improve their quality of life.  Topics include increased awareness of healthy lifestyles, how to stay active and fit, and how to make healthy food choices.  Support for the classes will be provided by Walnut Volunteer Fire Department.  The overall program will highlight Walnut's hometown heroes to build relations and hopefully spur an interest in community service.  Click HERE for more information on the grant application.