Ellie Skokan of Southwind and Lorrie Beck of the Great Plains Nature Center (GPNC) considered their joint venture “Take a Hike”, a success when 75 walkers participated in the two-hour event. The October 1st hike, which promoted walking as a form of exercise, was held at Chisholm Creek Park in Wichita. A drawing for prizes provided by the American Hiking Society was held at the end of the event. The Hike coincided with the City of Wichita’s WalktoberFest, an event during the month of October to encourage exercise and information promoting the Fest was provided at the Hike. Stuart Bolt manned an informational table for Sierra Club. Trail assistance was provided by Jane Byrnes, her grandson Zach, Don Holland, Neil Marcus and Ron Morris. Southwind and GPNC have an additional joint program planned for Nov. 19.
Photo Caption: Stuart Bolt and Lorrie Beck help walkers register for prizes.
By Ellie Skokan