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'Let's Celebrate Summer'

Healthy Communities of Henry County, the non-profit organization that builds trails and encourages good health, is hosting their annual meeting at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15. at the REMC Community Room, 3400 S. Ind. 3, New Castle.

The local group is inviting the public to learn about the “Plight of the Monarch” and how it affects us and the importance of flowers in their protection. Guest speakers are Dr. Helen Steussy and Julie Borgmann with Red-tail Land Conservancy. Both speakers are from the medical community and understand the importance that nature provides in wellness and healing.

“In the midst of winter, we all need a taste of summer right now,” said Steussy. “We can all help save the Monarch Butterflies right here in Indiana.”

Steussy plans to help us connect to our experience with the Monarchs.

Julie Borgmann is a pharmacist who gave up pushing pills to push nature and is now the Executive Director of Red-tail Land Conservancy.

Red-tail protects over 2,700 acres of natural areas and farm land in east central Indiana. Two large land preservations in Henry County include Fall Creek Woods in Mechanicsburg and Stout Memorial Woodland in Sulphur Springs.

In addition, Borgmann will be talking about Red-tail’s 20 years of land preservation in our region. Her passion is connecting people to nature for conservation and wellbeing.

In addition to reviewing 2018 and announcing their special events for 2019, HCHC Trails Director Jeff Ray and Middletown Fall Creek Township Parks Director Rusty Conner, will provide updates on Henry County Trails and other important work of the organization.

Cost of lunch is $15, catered by Paula’s Catering. RSVP to board member Nan Polk at nanpolk@hotmail.com or text to 765-524-2338 by Mon., Feb. 11. The meeting is scheduled to last until 1 pm.

For more information, visit www.hchcin.org and reach out to board members with any questions. All are welcome, but an RSVP is required.

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