November Wellness Challenge

It's time for a new monthly wellness challenge! November's wellness challenge is for you and a friend or family member to go out to at least two of the trails in Jennings listed below. Enjoy the fall air before it gets cold!

• Green Trail at Muscatatuck Park (3 miles)
• Calli Nature Preserve Trail (2 miles)
• Selmier State Forest Trail (1 mile)
• Chestnut Ridge Interpretive Trail at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge (0.4 miles and wheelchair accessible)

Tag us in your trail adventures and use #monthlywellnessjjhl!

Note: Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge has several trails for different hiking skill levels and experiences. Check out this link for more information: ►Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge

Updated Indiana COVID-19 Plan

(as of November 2020)

►Official COVID-19 Response Requirements issued by Governor Holcomb. These updated restrictions begin on November 15th through December 12th, 2020 and are determined for each county based on weekly cases per 100,000 people and the 7-day positivity rate.

Stay up to date on Jennings County's color and the latest data on COVID-19 cases in Indiana from the ►Indiana Department of Health. This includes confirmed COVID-19 case counts, a map of COVID-19 case distribution by county, demographics of those testing positive for COVID-19, and more.

►Mask Up Hoosiers! A message from the Indiana Department of Health on the importance of wearing a mask.

For information on the national and global level, check out this U.S. map of COVID-19 cases from ►John Hopkins University & Medicine. They have a variety of resources and information on COVID-19 both in the U.S. and around the world.

Jennings Community Spotlight

Jennings Photo Feature

Check out these awesome pictures submitted by participants during the virtual launch party on Tuesday, July 21st!

Anna Walker - Sand Creek in Scipio

Charlinda Evans - Yoga at Tripton Park in North Vernon

Jeff Walker - Jennings County Running Club

►NBA All-Star 2021 Legacy Project

►The Friends of Historic Vernon were awarded $41,000 to replace the floors (re-sanding, staining, and re-sealing) and the basketball hoops and backboards at the Vernon Gym!
Message from Amber Fields, President of Friends of Historic Vernon:
"Thank you to the NBA All-Star Legacy Project for their generous support in renovating the Vernon Gym. This support will help us continue to 'Grow Basketball' in our Indiana community. Thank you so much!"
Interview Spotlight

Jennings Community Spotlight


Charlinda Evans is a Social Studies teacher at Jennings County High School, Department Chair of Social Studies at JCHS, and the President of the Board and Founding member of the non-profit organization Perceptions Yoga, Mindfulness & Art.

Charlinda is a strong advocate for self-care, "Self-care is not selfish...To take care of others and to be the best person you can be, you really have to focus some on yourself and incorporate some form of self-care into your daily activities."

She also emphasizes the importance of both mental and physical health, "You get out of your body what you put into it, whether that's thoughts or food or water or the amount of sleep. It just makes sense. And we see a lot people that are expecting good output without making the connection between the input...Your mental and physical health go hand in hand."

For more information about Charlinda and Perceptions, visit our ►Aerobic Fitness activities page.