The DeKalb County Walk Across Tennessee contest kicked off Thursday night at Greenbrook Park.
A total of eight teams and nearly 80 individuals will be vying for the rotating trophy as well as cash prizes. The teams participating this year are the Tenacious Turtles, Southern Discomfort, Red Hot Chili Steppers, Greyhound Zippers, Stranger Than Fiction, Far and Wide Walkers, The Lunatics, and The Dream Team. The contest is conducted by the UT Extension office in DeKalb County.
According to UT Extension Agent April Martin, “If you didn’t get to attend the kickoff and sign up your team, registration will still be accepted through Thursday, October 17. There is a very small registration fee of $5. Just stop by our office, the Smithville Senior Citizens Center, or the County Complex building. Information can also be download from the UT website at http://dekalb.tennessee.edu.” Call 597-4945 for more information.