MAN, W.Va. — More than 140 people braved the rain and cooler weather Saturday, April 23, to attend the 10th Annual “Man on the Move” walk held at the Buffalo Creek Memorial Library.
The walk was sponsored by Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, the Logan County Commission, Healthy Logan County and the library.
In attendance was Congressman Evan Jenkins, Senator Art Kirkendoll, Delegate Rupie Phillips, County Commissioner Danny Ellis, Mayor Jim Blevins along with other local dignitaries.
The walk continues to grow each year. Many participants of the first walk that was held 10 years ago are still enjoying the event,” Elizabeth Tackett, librarian and walk organizer, said. “We started with 24 people and now have grown to almost 150. Everyone finds the event most enjoyable as they spend the morning visiting with friends, meeting local officials and walking for their health.”
Participants were given free t-shirts and were eligible for more than 60 door prizes, including a one night stay at the Greenbrier. Bicycles, fishing rods and numerous gift certificates and cards were donated by area businesses and political candidates
Ellis expressed the continued support of the Logan County Commission in promoting healthy activities for the citizens of our county.
Although the Man on the Move walk is a one time yearly event, everyone is invited to join the walking group titled ‘Mayor on the Move”. This group meets at the library on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. and walks approximately two miles.
“The library is finalizing plans for an event for children named “Kids on the Move” in conjunction with Healthy Logan County that will be held in May,” Tackett said. “The date will be announced at a later time.”