Sumner County government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.
The Sumner County Health Committee is planning the 4th Annual Walk Across Sumner campaign (Sept. 6-Oct.4, 2014). Walk Across Sumner is a county-wide plan that includes a four-week walking program (complete with a kick-off event and a closing celebration). Participants in the Walk Across Sumner program are encouraged to walk 34.5 miles (the distance across Sumner County - corner to corner) either in their own neighborhoods or by hitting local greenways and walking trails at parks throughout the county.
There were over 1,400 participants in the 2013 event and nearly $5,000 was raised for elementary school physical education programs across the country. Last year’s project brought people from the entire county together to get moving and get fit.
The Sumner County Juvenile Court is collecting duffle bags this month for children in foster care. Duffle bags, new or gently used, will be given to each child who enters the foster care system.
Duffle bags can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Juvenile Court, 225 E. Main St. in Gallatin. For more information, call Juvenile Court programs coordinator Tammy Kellogg at 451-6035.