How the brand new Orrville Community Walking Trail is building healthier lives

Orrville Community Walking Trail
Livin’ is easy! (Orrville Coalition for Building Healthier Communities)

Things are looking healthier in Orrville, Alabama. Part of UAB’s Obesity Health Disparities Research Center and Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center initiative, the Orrville Community Walking Trail will open to the public, Saturday, April 23, 2022. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of this walking trail.

Getting those steps in

UAB partnered with Dallas County Board of Education and the Black Belt Community Foundation to improve a walking trail in Orrville, Alabama, a small town that’s just a 20-minute drive west of Selma, Alabama. We’re thrilled to see the new and improved trail open back up on April 23, 2022.

All the hard work can be contributed to the Orrville Building Healthy Communities Coalition (BHC), who planned and built the trail. Because of their effort, the community has a completely new place to exercise.

“This trail is dedicated to improving the lives of the residents of Orrville. I am so thankful for the continued dedication to the Orrville BHC coalition. We are truly a family.”

Grace Okoro, program manager, Minority Health Research Center

The Orrville community is steppin’ up

To make exercising fun and accessible for the community, the opening day will start with the Promoting a Healthier You walk at the Orrville Community Center in memory of Rhonda Harris-Vaughan. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held afterward.

Register for the Promoting a Healthier You walk! The event starts at 8AM but the first steps will start at 9AM.

If you decide to attend, you’re also invited to the Orrville Community Walking Trail’s ribbon-cutting taking place at Keith High School around 10:30AM.

You’ll definitely want to join in on the fun, there’ll be refreshing snacks and music for you to enjoy. There will also be a lineup of important speakers who helped make this trail happen.

Let’s build healthy communities.

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Summer Guffey
Summer Guffey

Lover of Weiss Lake in the summertime and camping at Cheaha in the autumn.

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