Healthy Choices Caring Communities (HC3), which kicked off the Fulton County Rising initiative on May 14 with Fulton County Rising Day, announces the winners of the I Rise contest.
With the help from community partners such as Sauder Village, Skye Cinema, Sullivan’s Restaurant, Samuel Mancino’s, Continental Plaza, and the Museum and Welcome Center of Fulton County, who donated prize packages, the contest winners were:
Business and organization categories: Small Business/Organization – Drs. Behringer and Eckhardt; Medium Business/Organization – New Horizons Academy at Sarah’s Garden Hyperbaric Treatment Center; Large Business/Organization – Fulton County Health Center (Fulton County Wellness Center).
Individual categories: Grand prize – Mandy Burkholder; second place – Heather Clausen-Wilson; third place – Stephanie Wanless; fourth place – Delta Elementary School Teachers.
The Fulton County Rising movement encourages community adults to identify local youth with whom they regularly interact to potentially positively impact; commit to investing quality time with these identified young people and build relationships with them through these interactionsl; engage in conversations as healthy role models about issues that impact their life, including underage substance use.
Visit www.FultonCountyRising.org to see specific ideas and tips for each community adult on how to join and invest in local youth. Follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see pictures of the community members who joined the I Rise contest and to watch for the next step of the campaign, which asks community youth to share how adults have helped them rise.
HC3 is a community coalition comprised of law enforcement, faith-based community, schools, government officials, professionals, civic organizations, media, health care professionals, businesses, treatment professionals, youth, and parents working together to raise healthy young people. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at noon at the Museum and Welcome Center of Fulton County. For information, contact Beth Thomas at 419-337-0915 or by email at HC3Partnership@gmail.com.