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Lego Creations Exhibited at the Blount County Public Library

MARYVILLE, TN  (July 12, 2012)   Build a fantastic creation with Lego blocks and enter a contest at the Blount County Public Library.  The exhibits will be on display for a week.

            Contestants will provide their own Lego pieces to build their entry.  Dimensions for the exhibits are no larger than 20” wide x 20” deep x 20” tall.  The pieces can be transported more easily on a sturdy board that can be set atop the magazine display shelves.

            There will be three categories of judging:  1) Child–age 12 and under;  2) Young Adult/Teen–age 13-19 years;  3) Adult–age 20+.

Contest entries should be delivered to the Blount County Public Library by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 27.  The entries will be judged and winners will be announced at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 28.

Entries will be displayed for one week.  Contestants may pick up their Legos on Saturday, August 4 before 5 p.m.

Entry forms and contest guidelines may be picked up at the Children’s Library desk of the library.

Free and open to the public, the program is at the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville.

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“EAT4-HEALTH” tackle Obesity among Youth in 10 States

Tennessee is among 10 states receiving a portion of a $300,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare as part of a new partnership between National 4-H Council and UnitedHealthcare.

The UnitedHealthcare 4-H Eat4-Health campaign will officially launch during the Tennessee 4-H All-Star Conference at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Hollingsworth Auditorium, 2431 Joe Johnson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996, where more than 400 4-H youth leaders will join together in a discussion about the importance of healthy living and how they can help lead the fight against obesity.

 UnitedHealthcare’s mascot Dr. Health E. Hound will be on hand to make a check presentation to national 4-H leaders and approximately 400 youth.  Dr. Health E. Hound will also lead the 400 youth in a fun, energetic group exercise to symbolize the beginning of the Eat4-Health campaign. Community leaders will also be on hand to lend their support for the program.

 The UnitedHealthcare 4-H Eat4-Health campaign will promote healthy living by empowering youth to help tackle the nation’s obesity epidemic. The partnership begins this summer and will activate thousands of 4-H youth ambassadors to make healthy choices for themselves and encourage friends, families and people in their communities to make positive changes through training, creative programs and educational events.