Walking On Wednesday
The Walking On Wednesday program developed out of the KC Chronic Disease Coalition - Healthy Habits program. Walking not only is good exercise, it helps promote and maintain friendships and safety. It encourages neighbors to walk in their own areas of the community which puts more eyes on the streets which, in turn, is a deterrent to unacceptable behavior.
2008 will mark our 7th year of Walking On Wednesday. Each Wednesday, weather permitting, from May through September, neighbors and friends meet on the lawn at the Ruiz Branch Library. As a group we walk to 17th Street and return ending at the Tony Aguirre Community Center for water, conversation and sometimes a treat of iced watermelon or orange slices. Often we are joined by the Westside CAN Center police officers. This allows the officers to meet with different residents or those who may be uncomfortable being seen going to the WCAN Center.
Anywhere from 10 to 20 neighbors walk on a regular basis. We begin and end the walking season with a pot luck supper. It’s a time to slow down, catch up and visit, enjoy our spectacular West Pennway Boulevard which is part of the Riverfront Heritage Trail system.
Contact: Jerry Morales or Lynda Callon at 816.842.1298 for information. We will start walking again May 7th, 2008 until about the last week in October 2008 (weather permitting).
Donations Needed: pedometers, a sponsor for new design and T-shirts.