Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sunny with a high of 70. Can't Wait!

I’m so glad it’s snowing today. I want to get it over with, so we can have fabulous weather on Saturday for the No More Secrets Walk/Run. Sunny is Saturday’s forecast, with a high of 70. Whoa! What a day for a walk.

Can I just tell you, I believe in miracles? We put this walk together in about two months, with no knowledge and no experience. Every time we ran into a roadblock we just stepped back and waited for a miracle to happen. We were never disappointed.

The walk is just the beginning. We have some fabulous entertainment and activities lined up. If you’re not into walking, come just for the other stuff. We have some great prize drawings, and some cool activities for the kids, along with some really awesome performers. You don’t want to miss this.

Here are some of the prizes that will be given away: A gift certificate to Olive Garden, A wardrobe consultation from Glamour Connection, A Harmon’s Gift Certificate, A windshield replacement, A Foot Zoning from Happy Feet (ooh, I love to have my feet zoned), plus lots of books and other goodies.

Here are some of the books that will be given away: Pingo by Brandon Mull, Mother’s Daze by Jane Still, Change It Up by Amanda Dickson, The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum, My Ridiculous Romantic Obsessions by Becca Wilhite, and Seven Miracles that Saved America by Chris and Ted Stewart.

There are also several dvds in the mix, including Forever Strong.

There will be animal balloons for the kids, along with face painting, an art project, and a game or two.

I can’t wait for you to see our fabulous entertainment. Elias Carress of Outlaw Entertainers will do a magic show, and we have some great musical talent as well.

Sons of Other Mothers will be giving us something to smile about. They will start us off, and send us home.

Carrie Wrigley will touch our hearts with her incredible voice and her unforgettable songs.

You’ll be mesmerized by a group from Notable Youth, and I’m so excited to introduce Kramer Morton to you. This fourteen year old boy has only been performing about a year. He’ll knock your socks off.

You can also meet Nick Ryan and see his sculptures for A Healing Place.

This is a non-competitive family friendly walk. You can run. You can walk. You can limp. You can push a stroller. You can stand on the side and cheer. You can wait in the pavilion and greet the runners as they come in. It’s all good. 5k is 3.1 miles, and it’s in three loops. The young, the squeamish,the frail,the lazy can choose to do only one or two loops. It’s all up to you.

Whether you walk, run, or sit it out, please join us for the kids, and for the fun of it.

Can’t wait.

Linda Garner

P.S.
If you pre-register it’s cheaper. You can register at the park for $10.00 or you can register online through Friday for only $5.00. The first 200 to register get a free t-shirt. There are just a few left, so register today at www.ahealingplacemonument.org.

7 comments:

L.T. Elliot said...

What a foot zoning? Kind of like a pedicure?

What a line-up, Linda! Lots of wonderful people and prizes. I'm excited to be there. I was thinking about having Carolyn pull me in a wagon. ;) Nah, I'm seriously so excited to walk. What a great cause!

Candyland said...

I hate nice weather! But I do believe in miracles, too. Hope it all goes well for you!

Linda Garner said...

Foot zoning is a special kind of therapy. The foot is a roadmap of the rest of the body. A foot zoner can send relief to a ailing body parts, and tell you what parts of the body are stressed. It's way cool. LG

Shari said...

I so wish I could come! I like running. But alas, we have a dance competition at our house this Saturday. Good luck with it!

Carolyn V. said...

70? Really? SWEET! I can't wait for the walk. What a great line up you have!

Jen said...

I love that you were okay that it snowed today!! Most people would be annoyed... Good Luck and I pray for the gorgeous weather to stay in place for your wonderful walk!!

beth said...

This is such an amazing thing you're organizing! Bravo!