Each year the number of walkers increases. If you’d like to find out why, then put on your scarves and boots and join your neighbors on February 16 in an informative and fun walk through the Northeast neighborhood to learn about our nation’s leaders at the annual “We Love Our Presidents” Walk.
Northeast Minneapolis happens to be the area in the city where many of the streets are named after United States Presidents so it seems only fitting that Northeast mark the day in a special way with a walk through the neighborhood.
This year’s theme is presidential pets and White House animals.
Walkers will gather at 10 am at the Edison High School and walk to Central Ave. The route continues up Central to 29th then to Northeast Middle School. The NE Urban 4-H Club and Northeast Royalty will once again lead the group, reading interesting trivia on the presidents at designated stops along the route. There will be a hot chocolate stop at the Eastside Food Co-op. At the end of the walk, neighbors will enjoy a hot lunch along with a program which will include trivia, a drawing, and prizes awarded to the coloring contest winters (last year they received close to 1,000 entries from Waite Park, Marcy Open School and other area schools and daycares), along with a short speech or two. Community groups are welcome to participate in the walk and a presentation of the 2013 Northeast Presidential Seal will be awarded to the group with the most participants. A shuttle bus will transport walkers back to the start.
If you would like more information or would like to volunteer for the event, contact David Warnest at 612-668-1515 or email him at David.Warnest@mpls.k12.mn.us.
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