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Wellness Bulletin March 14, 2016
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

With clocks set an hour ahead and the first day of spring this Sunday, it seems like we can finally start enjoying warmer and longer days ahead. Additionally, St. Patrick’s Day is this Thursday, and you may find yourself creating holiday treats to share with your department, family or a holiday party! My current blog discusses some fun, healthy and green food alternatives to help get you into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit! Pinterest also has a never-ending selection of health St. Patrick’s Day recipes that you can refer too. My blog gets you started with some treat ideas, as well as provide a direct link to view the complete recipe for each tasty food discussed. The ideas are endless, so be sure to have fun this St. Patrick’s Day and create your own delicious, healthy, green treat.

Remember the NC Recre8’s statewide 5k registration is up and running (no pun intended)! The race will take place on Saturday, April 16, at various locations across North Carolina including: Statesville, Fletcher, Boone, High Point, Charlotte, Wake Forest, Graham, Concord, Vale, New Bern, Jacksonville, Roxboro. NCRPA is challenging your department to get actively involved and find a location near you to participate! Even if you department is not directly hosting, the race is still important for you to be involved in one way or another. The NC Recre8 5k is helping promote parks and recreation on a statewide level, and the funds raised will support the advancement of recreation in our state. So please help increase awareness and become involved simply by participating on April 16th! Create a running team within your department and make it a day to remember. Click the following link for more information and select a race location by you:

If you would like to share your ideas and suggestions involving St. Patrick’s Day or the NC Recre8 5k please email us or submit them on the wellness site here:(,


Colleen Dougherty
Graduate Assistant, NC Recreation & Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC27605

North Carolina Recreation and Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC 27605


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whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians.