The Gettysburg Optimist Club is a proud sponsor of the WellSpan Health program “Roads to Freedom”. This is a program that was formed in 2012 to help fight childhood obesity. In Adams County, an estimated 32% of children in K-6 are considered overweight or obese. This program was created to get kids moving. Children participating in this program will follow clues for an outdoor “scavenger hunt” in the Adams County area. At each clue, the child will find a unique rubbing to add to a journal which will log their miles traveled. Last year, more than 1600 miles were covered.
Books can be located at each Adams County Public Library branch and also at the Historic Train Station in downtown Gettysburg starting Saturday, June 1st. The program will run through Labor Day, September 2. Completed books are then returned to any library branch by Friday, September 9th to be eligible for prizes.
The Optimist Club of Gettysburg is excited to be apart of this years program. Best of Luck to the “Roads to Freedom” participants.