Passport to Health

Hotchkiss student wins yard game through library program

Gauge McGraw, a Hotchkiss first grader, won the December prize drawing for participating in the Passport to Health program, offered by Delta County Libraries.  The program, aimed at encouraging youth to make healthy choices, offered incentives for completing health-related activities during the months of October through December.  The program ran in conjunction with the Discover Health exhibit at Delta Library.  Gauge claimed his prize, a yard game called “cornhole” that was sponsored by Delta Family Center, on Friday, January 10.  “He was thrilled to win,” says Sarah Smith, staff member at Hotchkiss Library.  Luckily, the cold, snowy weather will not Gauge from trying out his new game.  According to his mother, Desiree McGraw, they have a basement where they can set it up right away.

 

Vision student wins Rec Center pass through library program

A 5th grade Vision Charter Academy student won the November grand prize drawing for participating in the Passport to Health program, offered by Delta County Libraries.  The program, aimed at encouraging youth to make healthy choices, offers incentives for completing health-related activities.  The program launched in October and is running through December, in conjunction with the Discover Health exhibit at Delta Library.  The winning student claimed her prize, youth pass to Bill Heddles Recreation Center, on Friday, December 7.  “She was very excited to hear that she won,” said the youth’s mother after library staff contacted the family on December 3.  Children who did not complete a passport in October or November still have time to participate. The December prize is an outdoor games package sponsored by the Delta Family Center.  Completed passports can be turned in at any library in Delta County during the month of December.

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CES student wins new bike through library program!
Sadie is a kindergarten student at Cedaredge Elementary. During the month of October, she participated in a countywide library program called “Passport to Health.” The program is aimed at youth to encourage healthy choices through offering incentives. Sadie, along with many other children in Delta County, completed the health-related activities in a passport booklet and turned it in at her local library to be entered into a drawing. On Monday, November 5, library staff contacted Sadie’s family to let them know that Sadie had won the prize for the October drawing…a new bike from SK bikes in Paonia. Scott Shishim, owner of SK Bikes, was happy to sponsor the bike for the passport program and feels it is a good way to give back to the community. “And I believe in books and bikes,” Shishim comments. SK Bikes is one of many Passport to Health program sponsors, including A Kidz Clinic, The City of Delta, the Delta Family Center, and Delta County School District. Every student in Delta County was provided with a passport booklet through the schools and they are available at each library in Delta County. The program is running through December in conjunction with the Discover Health exhibit at Delta Library. Children who did not complete their passport in October still have time to participate. The November grand prize is a youth pass to Bill Heddles Recreation Center and the December prize is an outdoor games package sponsored by the Delta Family Center. Sadie and her dad visited with Shishim at the bike shop on Saturday, November 10 to find the best bike for Sadie.