October 9, 2008

Second Annual Melinda Masden Memorial Walk Being Planned

The second annual Melinda Masden Memorial Walk will be held in Gorin on Saturday, October 18. Again this year the walk/run will begin at either the Steele Lake (4 miles) or from Ella Ewing Lake (1.3 miles). Both walks will end at the Gorin School. Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. at the Gorin School for the 4-mile walk. The walkers can either car pool to the Steele Lake or ride from the school on the Gorin school bus. The four-mile walk will start at 8:45 a.m., bus will leave at 8:25 a.m. There will be one mile of gravel and a few hills, we ask that walkers in this 4-mile event be seasoned walkers that are able to walk a mile in 15 minutes or less. Everyone last year truly enjoyed the fall foliage and the crisp weather. This event is for health awareness and is not a race. Water stations will be set up throughout the course.

New this year we are increasing the mile walk to be slightly longer, by starting it at the Ella Ewing Lake. Walkers in this event can start registration at 8:30 a.m. The school bus will take walkers to the lake at 8:50 a.m. or again you can car pool to the Ella Ewing Lake. The walk will start at 9:15 a.m. and one hill is on this course. Last year we had over 117 walkers, we hope more will participates this year.

There will be a short lecture on what you can do daily in 30 minutes to improve your health. Next year we plan to return to the large health fair that over 100 people attended last year, but simplify with the focus to still raise money for the Melinda Masden’s Children Education fund is our goal this year. Melinda Masden was a lifelong resident of Scotland County and she was a teacher at the Gorin School at the time of her death. We encourage your support to aid her sons with their education. There is a registration form in the paper this week or you can e-mail Mona Beckley for a form to be e-mailed back to you. Send your request to monabeckley@gmail.com. Hope you plan to attend.

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