Walk-A-Thon for Andy Taylor Center scholarship fund

Published 4:03 pm Thursday, October 25, 2018

“A Day of Walking and Wellness” took place Saturday at High Bridge Trail State Park, complete with prizes and family activities to benefit the Andy Taylor Center Scholarship Fund.

The annual walkathon began at 8:45 a.m. at the intersection of Main Street and High Bridge Trail State Park. The event route is approximately 9 miles from Main Street to High Bridge and back. Participants completed all or part of the walk however they wish by walking, running, cycling, or other methods of movement. The finish line celebration began at 12:30 p.m. with games for all ages and many activities for children and families.
Commemorative T-shirts were given to the first 100 participants to arrive and sign in. All entrants were included in prize drawings and additional awards were presented to participants with the highest number of steps and for highest number of pledges raised.

For more information, visit longwood.edu/andytaylorcenter.

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Proceeds from the Andy Taylor Center Walk-a-Thon will provide families with financial assistance in the form of tuition scholarships to attend early childhood development programs.


Housed in the former, and newly renovated, lumberyard on Fourth Street in Farmville, the Andy Taylor Center is a comprehensive, diverse and inclusive early childhood center for children between the ages of 2.5 and 5 years. It includes classrooms, an art studio, a movement studio and outdoor playground space. The Center serves families that are part of the Longwood University, Farmville and Prince Edward County communities.