THE 13TH-ANNUAL LABOR DAY BRIDGE WALK is fast approaching, and the experience will again be offered at no cost to its participants. Organizers gathered for the kick-off of the Monday, Sept. 5 event at Meijer in Corunna Wednesday, Aug. 17. Shown here are Corunna Mayor Charles Kerridge, event organizer Donna Kerridge, Meijer representatives Stacy Reynolds and Kathy Ellithorpe, and Owosso Mayor Ben Frederick.
Registration for the walk starts at 7 a.m. the day of the event, with walkers stepping off at
8 a.m. from the Heritage Footbridge (located next to the Shiawassee Arts Center) in Owosso following a cannon ball kick off. Participants will then travel 3.5 miles down the James Miner nature trail. Persons may walk, run, push a stroller, or even bring people-friendly dogs along for the party. Parking in downtown Owosso will be available at Owosso Middle School, 219 N. Water St., as well as at the Matthews Building, 308 W. Main St.
The walk will end at Corunna’s McCurdy Park, with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast provided at the newly-remodeled Community Center. Children five years old and younger eat for free, children six to nine years in age will be charged $3, and everyone else will eat for $6.
There will be a shuttle service available every 20 minutes to get participants back to their vehicles. Indian Trails will be providing the service at the low cost of $2 per rider.
Interested persons can preregister at Donna’s Reflections, located at 210 E. McNeil St. in Corunna, where commemorative t-shirts can also be purchased. The cost for a t-shirt is $5, with 2X and 3X sizes costing $7. All proceeds from the sales will go towards maintenance of the trail.
Persons with questions are asked to contact Donna at (989) 277-9557. (Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)