GLENFORD – Are you looking for a safe place to walk while enjoying the fresh air?
If so, the walking trails of Perry County are the place for you. The newest trail in the county has officially opened at the Glenford Lions Club Park. The trail is open from dawn to dusk.
The Glenford Walking Trail Kick-off Event took place Saturday August 15, with 63 people participating. Everyone who came received a free t-shirt and a bag which included a pedometer, walking log book, Frisbee, and more.
The event started with a short ribbon cutting ceremony with Judge Luann Cooperrider as the guest speaker and Reverend Bethel Bateson performing the trail blessing. Angela DeRolph from the Perry County Health Department and Eric Correll of the Glenford Lions Club also spoke about the trail.
Kids present could participate in a leap frog sack race, a recycling relay or to plant basil to take home with them. Adults could win win door prizes. Winners were: Ed Keister, Paul Currence, Tom Bartels, Glen Hursey, Jon DeRolph, Lillian Crist, Chad Wilkins, Marla Largent, Maura Helser, and Jim Cade.
The Glenford Walking Trail was made possible through a partnership with the Glenford Lions Club and through two grants that the Perry County Health Department has received, the Cardiovascular Health Grant and the Obesity Prevention Grant. The Glenford Lions Club also received contributions from Waste Management and Trucco Construction.
A Glenford Walking Club is starting with 16 people already signed up for the club. The first official meeting date will be announced soon.
If you are interested in joining please contact Angela DeRolph at the Perry County Health Department 740-342- 5179.