MOUNT VERNON -- Two hours of exercise, shopping, music and prizes will lead to big rewards for participants and Food for the Hungry of Knox County. On Saturday, Zumbathon will take over the Mount Vernon Middle School gynmasium from 1 to 3 p.m. The event will be led by local instructors from Knox and surrounding counties.
“Zumba classes are so much fun they trick you into working out”, said instructor Amy Moran. “Zumba is for all fitness and coordination levels. I am not a professional dancer but I love to dance and it is a lot of fun. The only two requirements are that you sweat and have fun while you are doing it.”
The Food For The Hungry Program of Knox County helps to benefit the Salvation Army and Interchurch Social Services of Knox County. One hundred percent of all donations from a particular community are used for that particular community. As the number of people needing assistance grows, the possibilities for creative ways to fill a need also grow.
The Zumba instructors in the community are using a fun, healthy way to raise awareness and support a problem that will continue as long as the economy struggles. There is a small monetary cost to participate in the Zumbathon charity event and three cans of food.
Each participant will receive two free raffle tickets for door prizes. Additional raffle tickets are available for purchase and many vendors will be available for early Christmas shopping pleasure. All proceeds will go to Food For The Hungry.
For more information regarding the Zumbathon Charity Event contact Amy Moran at (740) 398-8373. To learn more about Food For The Hungry log on to FoodForTheHungryCares.org.
Published on November 11, 2011