Emporium To Become Walkworks Community



by Amanda Jones

Echo News Editor

The Emporium Borough is one of three communities to gain acceptance into the WalkWorks program through the state Department of Health and the University of Pittsburgh this year.

“The program is designed to promote healthy lifestyles and activities,” said Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Director Tina Johns-Solak.  “This is a great opportunity to get more notoriety and get more people to visit our community.”

The program “creates a network of fun, fact-filled, community-based walking routes and walking groups. WalkWorks identifies and promotes safe walking routes; offers social support through guided, community-based walking groups; helps schools develop walk-to-school programs; and addresses local policies to increase safe walking routes.”




One Comment

  1. Tony Burfield says:

    This is fantastic news, a step in the right direction for creating a sustainable tourist economy in Emporium.

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