Herkimer, NY (WIBX) - Herkimer County HealthNet presented four communities with awards for their ongoing commitment to promote physical activity.

Ilion, Frankfort, Mohawk and Herkimer each received a $5,000 check from the group.

Each community was recognized for completing projects, such as providing safety lighting on sidewalks, crosswalk striping, and placing signage in areas promoting physical activity.

Herkimer County HealthNet is funded by the New York State Department of Health. The group  provides municipalities with grants, as part of its "Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play" program.