Volunteer Helps Canton Earn Texas Walk TItle


Canton is now the official walking capital of Texas after the Texas House of Representatives passed a non-contested bill creating that designation.

Canton resident Bob Moore, whose own daily walking habit and diet have helped him significantly lower his blood pressure and weight, began the effort in 2006 and has walked it along the public opinion and legislative paths.

“I knew it would generate economic development in Canton,” he said.

Canton is also a part of a $230,000 Northeast Texas Health Grant to promote healthy living through development of walkways, sidewalks, and bike trials.

Moore is already at work for more, including a major health fair in nearby Van and health programs for schools beginning next spring.

“This is just the beginning,” he said. “It’s been my passion since June 12, 2006.”

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