'Walk in the Park: Take a Lap for the Library' event is Saturday in Mt. Pleasant
This Saturday, supporters of the Mt. Pleasant Public Library will gather at Frick Park for the seventh annual “Walk in the Park: Take a Lap for the Library.”
The walk is one of several equally important fund raisers the library holds yearly.
“It is a shot in the arm at this time of the year when our budget gets tight as the year is ending up,” said Mary Lou Shick, the library's director. “It helps us continue to give the same level of service consistently to our youth who enjoy the classes and programs we provide.
Such class and programs include Monday lap-sit for babies and care takers, Wednesday preschool story hour, Wednesday tween art and writing class, Tuesday Young adult group and special programs like puppet shows and performances, Shick said,
The funds raised from this event will benefit the Mt. Pleasant Public Library's children and youth programs and activities.
“We have programs available for all ages and we have books for all age groups as well. We also have the computers available so that children can do research,” said Debra Kosisky, the facility's children's librarian.
The event will run from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Drinks and granola bars will be provided to all walkers.
Dogs are welcome to participate in the walk with their owners, as well, as long as leash laws are obeyed.
“We have always had dog walkers and their pets participating. We have recognized the most “dog laps” each year. One year we had people ride laps on their horses in their exercise arena. We counted those laps, too! If you swim we can count those…we want to be as inclusive as possible,” Shick said.
Anywhere from 15 to 25 people participate in the event each year depending on the weather.
In hopes of attracting more participants, the library is also inviting people to donate laps, sets, or workouts they do through out the month of October.
“We are hoping that other families and or businesses will consider being sponsors who have not been before,” Shick said. “We know people have busy schedules. And we want to reach health conscious people with this fundraiser. We are advocating exercising your mind and your body for a well rounded state of healthiness.”
“We usually have about 12 to 15 sponsors who donate $50, $75, or more to the event. It varies yearly especially with the economy being rough. We have had sponsors donate the water and granola bars we give participants the day of the walk also,” Shick said.
Interested walkers should sign-up by stopping in the library or calling the library at 724-547-3850 or they may also sign-up at Frick Park the day of the event.
Interested sponsors and individual walkers are encouraged to pick up sign-up sheets at the library.
Linda Harkcom is a freelance writer.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Mt. Pleasant area historian seeks source of local samplers
- Mt. Pleasant Area counselors help refine career goals
- Late Mt. Pleasant Township man is honored at PA Farm Show
- ‘Pennies for Patients’ campaign enters 4th year in Mt. Pleasant Area
- Mt. Pleasant Area club forms to battle bullying issue
- Mt. Pleasant Township woman reflects on recent turmoil in France
- Mt. Pleasant Area graduate to perform in iconic stage act
- Mt. Pleasant Area, union tentatively approve 4-year pact