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Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Hike makes a welcomed stop in District 13 and the Jefferson Memorial Forest

Thursday October 12, 2006

Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
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Tony Hyatt: 574-4137/ 526-3622
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Louisville – It is one of the prettiest times of the year for those hiking in the Jefferson Memorial Forest as fall leaves change colors.

“We are fortunate as a city to have such a jewel to enjoy,” says Councilwoman Vicki Welch (D) 13. “That is why I am glad the Mayor is coming here for a healthy visit.”

Saturday, October 21 the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Hike will get underway in the Forrest between 10:00am to 2:00pm.

At 10:00am, there will be a large gathering hike kickoff for those who want to walk the hiking trails of the Jefferson Memorial Forest.

“If you are a little out of shape when it comes to hiking, there are beginner trails available for you and the family,” says Welch.

Those trails range from one to two and half miles.

There will also be a festival area with hay rides and children’s activities that include pumpkin painting to match the season.

The thrust of the Mayor’s program has been to promote good health and exercise. He has taken it to many areas of Metro Louisville.

“If you have never been to the Jefferson Memorial Forest, this is a great opportunity to see what everyone has been talking about,” says Welch. “You will want to keep coming back.”

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Vicki Welch (D) 13