MOUNT VERNON — Two hours of exercise, music and prizes will lead to big rewards for participants and Food for the Hungry of Knox County.
On Friday, the Zumbathon will take over the First Church of the Nazarene gymnasium at 807 Coshocton Avenue, Mount Vernon, across from Friendly’s. The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m., and will be led by local instructors from Knox and surrounding counties.
“Zumba Fitness classes are so much fun they trick you into working out”, says Zumba fitness 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 is 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 this community are using a fun, healthy way to raise awareness and support for a problem that will continue as long as the economy struggles. The cost to participate in the Zumbathon charity event is $5 and four cans of food. Each participant will receive two free raffle tickets for door prizes that will be drawn throughout the event. Many exciting and unique vendors will be available for your early Christmas shopping pleasure. Come early to check them out. Additional raffle tickets are available for purchase. All proceeds from participation and raffle cost 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 6, 2012