Kids in Motion

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“Kids in Motion” was a community festival to promotes physical wellness for children and their families in the Tallahassee community.

It was held on Saturday, April 21, at Southwood Town Center. It featured a 5K, 1-Mile Fun Run & Family Walk. Additionally, parents were given valuable tips on wellness for their children and families. The “Fresh from Florida” Kids staff was able to distribute delicious, fresh and juicy blueberries along with ice-cold tangerine, clementine and blood

orange juice and $1.00-off coupons, all compliments of Noble Juice. Noble has been a member of the Florida Agricultural Promotional Campaign from many years. We’d like to give a special shout out to Allison, Danny and Gee from Noble for their help with this event.

Along with the display of Florida fruit and vegetables, we had “Fresh from Florida” goodies to hand out to the participants. Everyone had a great day and the “Fresh from Florida Kids” staff is looking forward to our next event!

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Citrus Classic 5K Run at Legoland

It was the crack of dawn on April 14 inWinter Havenand the “Fresh from Florida” Kids staff was busy setting up a display table featuring some of Florida’s fabulous fresh fruit and vegetables in the parking lot of LEGOLAND Florida. We were invited to attend the new theme park’s 5K race benefiting the Winter Haven Foundation Fund for Women and Children. The race began at an early 7:00am and had a total of 762 participants.

Florida Watermelon Queen Christine Chaloupka joined “Fresh from Florida” at the event, meeting with guests and educating them about the benefits of Florida watermelons. LEGOLAND Florida presented trophies of 12-inch runners made from LEGO bricks. Very cool!

Everyone had a great day!

Christine Chaloupka, Florida Watermelon Queen, is pictured with 16-year old Jonathan Hulzebos from Lakeland, the male overall winner with a time of 17 minutes 2 seconds.

Winter Haven ROTC