December 11, 2013, marked our official dedication of the Contentnea-Savannah K-8 Community Walking Track. Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and Region 10 Community Transformation Grant Project awarded Lenoir County Public Schools and CSS grants to fund the construction of our community walking track. This new track furthers the goals of CSS and Project D.I.G. of reducing the rate of obesity, encouraging fitness and improving the health of students, their families and the community as well. The entire student body plus local dignitaries attended the dedication along with some very important mascots: CSS Cougar representing our pride, MooElla of Maola Milk Company, promoting strong bones; Stinger the Bee from Pink Hill Elementary, representing beneficial insects; and The Healthy Heart from the American Heart Association, reminding us that walking makes for a strong heart. Lenoir Memorial Hospital provided reusable water bottles for every student and staff member to encourage drinking more water throughout the day. Outside more than 800 students, adults and mascots filled the track for aerial photographs taken from the Hugo Volunteer Fire Dept. ladder truck.