“Healthy Dixie has now assumed the sponsoring role of this popular hiking series initiated by Intermountain Healthcare last year during their CareCentennial celebration,” said Heidi Lemke, the representative from Healthy Dixie who is coordinating the 2014 walks. “Walk Washington County is a great way for you to get your exercise, enjoy beautiful southern Utah, meet local mayors and learn area history. We are excited to hear Mayor Darrin LeFevre share Toquerville’s history with us on Saturday as he leads the walk.”
Attendees should dress for walking, bring any gear needed and water to the starting point at Toquerville City Park, 250 W. Center. “From State Route 17 you’ll want to turn west on Center Street and follow it till it ends,” said Mayor LeFevre. “There is no charge to join in the fun, and we encourage everyone to come out for a great time in our beautiful town.”
In 2013 Walk Washington County averaged between 400-500 attendees at each walk. At the complete of each event walkers received a medallion commemorating the city walked. As the November Toquerville walk was canceled because of inclement weather that city’s medallions will be available on Saturday. While supplies last, a wooden walking stick will also be available to each walker over the age of 12 attending who did not obtain a stick last year.
For more information call (435) 703-4746.