The annual Labor Day Bridge Walk at Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge continues to grow into a wonderful community celebration. With complimentary shuttle bus services donated by Dean Transportation, nearly 200 walkers were blessed with great weather on their annual jaunt from Oak Park on the north side of the Grand River to Fitzgerald Park, a distance of nearly two miles.
Grand Marshall Representative Theresa Abed led the early kick-off group as walkers came from 15 area communities including Hastings, St. Johns, Leslie, Eaton Rapids, Charlotte, Bellevue and Eagle, as they joined Grand Ledge, Lansing, Holt, Dimondale, Mulliken, Sunfield and other community guests.
Each walker was greeted by Park Commissioner Jerry Roe, who presented a participation certificate issued by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness signed by Governor Rick Snyder. Community Partners in Health walkers joined the three hour window to enjoy bright sunshine, cool weather and meeting new friends. Playmakers and Blue Cross/Blue Shield provided door prizes.
County Commissioner Daryl Baker (Charlotte) participated along with Charlotte City Council member Mary Jean Baker (spouse) to represent area elected officials. Several walkers claimed to be more than 80 years old, as families with youngsters in strollers co-mingled in the rapidly growing annual event.
Labor Day Bridge Walk