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sizzlin’ summer series

In 2016, PATH launched a new program called The Sizzlin’ Summer Series, with the goal of increasing connections between neighbors and people, and increasing physical activity, while highlighting fun opportunities to play and be active in our community. This physical activity campaign was developed with the generous assistance of NC Population Health Improvement Partners, with evaluation support from NC Center for Health & Wellness at UNCA. NC Population Health Improvement Partners presented our program as an example of a successful model for evidence-based public health intervention at the NC Public Health Association Conference.

Each Saturday morning during the Farmer’s Market, you’ll find a different fun activity happening on the Burnsville Town Square. Themes include biking, water sports, dance, and much more. All events are free, and appropriate for all ages and abilities. The events drew over 1,050 participants over the course of the summer of 2016.

“This is a great example of a successful collaboration of many organizations for the benefit of the entire community. Healthy Yancey has advocated for increasing physical activity in the community for many years. It is exciting to see all of these organizations coming together to provide this for the community.”

Schell McCall

Executive Director of PATH and Healthy Yancey Coordinator

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coordinated by:

PATH and Healthy Yancey

co-sponsored by:

The Town of Burnsville

Yancey County Government

additional support provided by:

Toe River Health District

Vaya Health LME/MCO

Yancey County Schools

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

Yancey County DSS

AMY Regional Library

Mitchell Yancey Substance Abuse Task Force

Blue Ridge Partnership for Children

Mayland Community College

Yancey Head Start

Community Care of WNC

Parkway Playhouse

Penland School of Crafts


American Cancer Society

Celo Health Center

Toe Valley Soccer Association

Yancey County Sheriff’s Department

Burnsville Police Department


Toe River Project Access

Bakersville Community Health Center

Mitchell Yancey Healthy Families

Burnsville Lions Club

Dig In! Yancey Community Garden

Reconciliation House

…and many other invested community members…