IMLAY CITY — Strap on those walking shoes and hit the trail this Saturday when the Fourth Annual Polly Ann Trail Walk steps off, beginning at 9 a.m.
Sponsored by Friends of the Polly Ann Trail and Imlay City Parks & Recreation, the National Trails Day event begins at the Farmers Market downtown, at the corner of Main and Third streets. Participants may begin gathering at 8 a.m.
All proceeds from the event will go toward the establishment of a trailhead in Imlay City.
Participants head off to the Polly Ann Trail during last year’s walk to raise funds for Imlay trailhead.
Participants are invited to walk in increments of two, four, six or eight miles; or shorter distances if desired. The entry fee is $15 per person, with a family rate (for three or more people) of $10 per person.
All walkers receive a registration package that includes a commemorative T-shirt (while supply lasts), a light snack, 2010 membership in Friends of the Polly Ann Trail and certificates for local businesses.
Dog Walk returns
Our four-legged friends are also invited to join in the Trail Walk, beginning at 9:30 a.m..
All dogs must be leashed and owners must provide proof of the animal's rabies vaccine.
Sidewalk sales on tap
Along with the Trail Walk activities, many downtown business owners will be hosting sidewalk sales from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All walkers are encouraged to enjoy lunch at any of the city's eateries and stop in and shop at participating businesses.
Parking is available either downtown, at the city hall or at the upper parking level of the Lamb-Steele Building.
To help sponsor the event or make a donation, call Imlay City Downtown Development Authority Director Monica Irelan at 810-724-2135. Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.