Library hosts fundraising walk Thursday
REED CITY — Christmas may be long gone, but there is still time to put your bells on!
The Reed City Public Library is having its Second Annual Jingle Bell Walk “walk-a-thon” this from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26.
Once again, this event is hosted by the RCHS for community members to walk their spacious hallways. At last year’s event, about 17 walkers did 283 laps, which calculates to just over 40 miles.
The library raised money as walkers turned in pledge forms for their amount walked and donations from family and friends per lap. Over $1000 went towards the library’s planned move to its new larger location. Every little bit that the community helps will be worth it when the completed project is ready for use.
The Walk-a-Thon is open to all ages. There will be forms available to be a sponsored walker in which pledges are received for number of laps completed. Each walker gets a jingle bell to liven up the quiet hallways as they walk. Last year several children kept the halls filled with music as they walked almost the entire time.
Alright Reed City, 2012 has started and everyone knows exercise is top of the resolution list. Make this event your first challenge to family, friends, or coworkers to see who could get the most laps in.
Who will be the farthest walker?
The weather outside is frightful, but the hallways of RCHS will be delightful.
Get away from the cold weather and come inside to a nice safe place to walk.
Bring your whole family to this event, get some exercise, ring some bells, and just have fun knowing you are raising money for a great cause.