Dougherty County employees got active Friday as the County Commission kicked off its employee Wellness Program.
After listening to speakers, folks gathered in front of the Government center to release balloons, symbolizing a new health commitment. They also enjoyed a zumba demonstration.
"By doing this it's going to cut down on the cost of our employee health insurance program. That will get increased productivity from our employees and we'll get decreased absenteeism," said Alice Goseer-Jenkins, the Human Resources Director for Dougherty County.
Employees wore t-shirts with the theme for this year's program, "Live Well 4 Life."
The group ended the celebration with a walk from the Government Center to Turtle Park and back.