Channel 5 News Anchor, Vicky Yates is the Honorary Chair of the event and will be the official walk starter Saturday, Oct. 26 for the Celebrate MJ Walk.
The three mile & six mile walks will start and end at the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center. Vicky will join the half mile mini walk for kids and seniors at 8:30 a.m.
Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and opening ceremonies will begin at 7:45 a.m. The walk will begin at 8 a.m. Ms. Senior Wilson County, Deborah Williams will sing the National Anthem. The walk will proceed north on Mt. Juliet for 1.5 miles and circle back for the first 3 mile loop. Walkers can end there or proceed south for a second 3 mile loop. Along the way, walkers will enjoy several water stations, music, mascots, cheerleaders and event hoopla. The post event party includes refreshments and a concert with Country Artist, Paul Alan Coons.
A prize will be presented to the largest team and the team that raises the most money. Since it is Halloween weekend, a prize will also be presented to the walker wearing the most creative costume.
The $25 (6 mile and 3 mile) and $15 (half mile) fee includes a commemorative T-shirt designed by artist, Sally Murphy, opening ceremonies, the post event party and concert. Sally’s third year T-shirt design, highlights Mt. Juliet Road and the walkers in bright shoes on the beautiful Mt. Juliet Road. Goody Bags & T-shirts can be picked up the day before the walk from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Early bird walkers who pay by Oct 1 will receive a $5 discount).
Proceeds will benefit the Mt. Juliet Senior activity center, “where friends meet”. The mission of the center is to provide a place for older adults to gather for social, educational and recreational activities and to alleviate isolation and loneliness among the elderly.
Churches, schools, families, business, clubs, organizations and individuals are invited to participate in the premier event to celebrate our community and support our seniors. For more information on sponsorship opportunities and to register your team call, Linda McClanahan at 758-9114. firstname.lastname@example.org; www.mjseniorcenter.org