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Daylight Moon Walk will explore new downtown paths

By LEANA CHOATE - lchoate@newsexaminer.com

Taking one step at at time toward health is the drive behind the Daylight Moon Walk.

To introduce new walking paths in downtown Connersville, groups have come together for the Moon Walk this coming Saturday morning.

“It’s not only to explore downtown Connersville, but to introduce people to the walking paths,” Rebecca Marvel, Purdue Extension Fayette County community wellness coordinator, said.

The walk starts at 8 a.m., and a tracker will be given for those who sign up to track their steps. People can take three different-length walking paths, each under a mile. Each will be marked with different colored footprints, Marvel said. 

When the event ends at 11:45 a.m., people will fill out a sheet to record their steps. Winners with the most steps will receive prizes. 

“If people want to walk but don’t have anyone to do it with, they can meet people at the Moon Walk for that and start walking with them, not just at the walk,” she said.

T-shirts, healthy snacks and informational health booths will also be available at the walk. Information about signing up for a free 12-week online walking program to track steps and progress will also be available, Marvel said. 

Sign ups for the Moon Walk will at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Fayette County Farmer’s market in the courthouse parking lot, 5th Street and Central Avenue. 

The Moon Walk is sponsored by Community Voices, Centerstone, Karen Lippincott Insurance, Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program, Franklin County National Bank, Reid Health and the Fayette Community Foundation.