This year the walkers made sure to stop by the bench that was placed on the trail in memory of Frank Lupton, a WLP organizer until his passing in 2021. A maple tree was also planted in memory of Frank this past year and stands prominently near the playground. The group shared memories of Frank and his special mantra; “The sun is shining, the birds are singing, it’s a great day to be alive.”
WLP is an annual community event that encourages Lake Citians to get physical and be active to improve their fitness, health and wellbeing.
Over the 10 week event, participants are encouraged to sign up and commit to walking 150 minutes a week, or a new challenge this year is to commit to walking 150 miles over the 10 weeks. You can still sign up and pick up a log sheet at Treats and Treasures on Washington St. and Anytime Fitness on 7th St. or online; walkinglakepepin.com.
Each week there is a scheduled group walk that all can attend, you do not have to be registered. This week, Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30 pm the WLP group will meet at the Lake City Sportsman’s on South Oak St and walk down to Miller Creek.
June 22, the group walk will be through The Jewel. Walkers should meet at Underwood Park on 10th St at 6:30 pm. Jim Shreck will share the history of The Jewel nursery as we walk.
To learn more about WLP continue to watch the Lake City Graphic, Walking Lake Pepin Facebook page and website, walkinglakepepin.com. Cancellation of group walks due to weather will be announced on the Facebook page. Questions, contact, Patty Svien 345-4383.