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Walkathon Season’s Fever Pitch

Carol FooteCarol Foote, Development DirectorLifePath’s 27th annual Meals on Wheels Walkathon is upon us. We are looking forward to welcoming walkers, sponsors, families, friends, volunteers and others to 101 Munson Street, Greenfield on Saturday, April 27th!

We’ll have the ROMEOS (Retired Old Musician Entertaining Others) singing you toward registration. Once you’ve made your way by them, with a little extra groove in your step, you’ll notice that we’ve centralized registration, t-shirt pick up, and the opportunity to have a bite. All of these stops, plus the opportunity to speak with one of our Information and Caregiver Resource Center (ICRC) staffers (new this year!), will be inside the Greenfield Corporate Center in one space. Hooray!

Girls petting a dog at the WalkathonWe’re excited to share that Natalie Blais, State Representative - First Franklin District is planning to be with us. Take her for a spin around the route! The official walk route will make its way around the parking lot on the north side, but for those who wish to take the road less traveled, the walking path through the woods will be available.

We’re introducing the Nutrition Tent, where walkathoners will be able to test their knowledge of LifePath trivia and taste probiotic products donated by Real Pickles with our staff nutritionist.

The Hart’s Brook Garland Women will be gracing the parking lot with a performance, and WHAI will be spinning tunes. Kids will find activities, including face painting and a craft, in a couple of locations.

On event day, prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Oldest Walker, Youngest Walker, Best Way ’Round the Route, and Best Costume. Teams will be vying for best in the following categories, only to be calculated and announced at our post event Thank You Party: most money raised in these categories - overall best, senior centers, families, faith-based organizations, companies, care facilities, the largest increase from previous year, and second largest increase from previous year.

To all sponsors, walkers, staffers, volunteers and others who have been part of the planning, we offer our appreciation for your efforts so far. Special thanks to our lead sponsor, Greenfield Savings Bank, for their generosity and encouraging new walkers by matching the funds they raise.

See you Saturday!