Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Strolling on...

The second season of Tuesday Morning Strolls kicked off this morning at Liberty Fair Mall with a group of 11 participants coming out to walk. The first walk was led by Melissa Puckett of Henry County Parks & Recreation (HCPR) and Vicky Thomas of the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA).
Upon signing in, the participants learned about the health benefits of walking from Melissa and then took a 50-minute long easy-paced walk around the mall. After completing the walk, each participant was given a punch card to register for a prize drawing on June 2nd.

Bill Mitchell of Martinsville enjoyed the walk and noted that "we have some great area trails". The Tuesday Morning Stroll program is being held indoors during the cold winter months to encourage all fitness levels to participate. Once the weather warms up in March the program will hit the trails and begin outdoor walks at locations throughout Martinsville & Henry County, including Mr. Mitchell's favorite trails at the Gravely Nature Preserve in Ridgeway.

The next Stroll will be held on February 3rd at the Martinsville YMCA. The walk leader will be Jeannie Frisco of Activate Martinsville-Henry County. If you missed the walk today, it's not too late to catch up! Everyone who participates in 4 of the 6 Strolls offered by June 2nd will be entered into a prize drawing.

The Tuesday Morning Strolls Program is presented through a partnership of the Dan River Basin Association, Henry County Parks & Recreation, Activate Martinsville-Henry County, and the Martinsville YMCA. For more information on the program, contact 276-634-2545.

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