The Norman Transcript

November 10, 2012

Noble wins award for promoting health

By Jocelyn Pedersen
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — The city of Noble was awarded the Oklahoma Turning Point Community Champion Award recently for its work leading the city and surrounding communities to a healthier lifestyle. The Oklahoma Turning Point Council promotes public health innovation and implementation in Oklahoma through education, and encouraging collaboration at the state and local levels.

Travis Humphrey from Tobacco Free Cleveland County and Noble Community Coalition in conjunction with with Gail Hilty, President of the Healthy Noble Partnership, presented the award to the Noble City Council at Monday night's meeting.

Hilty thanked the City Council for their support.

"We are excited and encouraged by the progress Noble has made in moving toward health,” Hilty said. “Our parks, sidewalks, farmer's market, events and policy changes are all important milestones which will enable us to make healthier choices for ourselves and our children."

Humphrey commented on the progress that has been made to achieve Noble's goal of becoming a healthy community.

"The City of Noble is a strong and vibrant community,” Humphrey said. “This award is a sure sign that Noble is setting a high standard of excellence in its efforts to create a community that promotes a healthy lifestyle. Way to go Bears!"

Continued efforts by coalitions and individuals will ensure Noble residents continue to improve their quality of life through making healthful decisions.

The Healthy Noble Partnership and sponsor, Super C Mart, will host a Turkey Trot in Kenneth King Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov.17.

Hilty invited the community to attend the event for active fun, refreshments and prizes, and to watch for other monthly events encouraging health and wellness.

For more information on Oklahoma Turing Point, visit http://www.okturningpoint.org. To learn more about the Healthy Noble Partnership, visit http://www.facebook.com/HealthyNoblePartnership

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