July – August 2014 Newsletter.
Our Fremont Walk Start Point started remodeling in mid-January of this year, and didn’t re-open as originally scheduled. So . . . we went looking for a suitable Start Point for our 10K Historic Fremont walk and registration point for the 5K Historic Fremont and the 5K and 10K Fremont Lakes SRA walks. Where to find a place willing to take the box, welcome walkers/potential customers with a friendly smile, a place with restrooms and tables and chairs and a commitment to fitness? Hmmm – what about Hy-Vee, which provided the club with a speaker in May?
Effective Wednesday, July 16th, the Fremont Walks have been re-opened at the Hy-Vee at 840 E. 23rd St. (Business 30) in Fremont, on the west end of the Fremont Mall. The walk box will be available from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day that the store is open, which means no Thanksgiving and no Christmas. The store itself is open 24 hours and has a nice restaurant that opens at 6:30, so think about stopping there for a cup of coffee, a meal, some gas or some groceries when you come to visit.
Driving directions to the 5K Historic Fremont and 5K and 10K Fremont Lakes SRA walks have been updated and avoid construction on W. Military Avenue.
We’re in the process of updating the AVA site and all links on the website, and the entire walk box thing is new to the folks at Hy-Vee, so a little more of your patience is requested.
A word from Butch Spaulding about our July 19th activity: Just a reminder that time is closing in on the date to make reservations for our July Activity – Picnic and Storm Chasers Ball Game. The cost for members is $19.00 and for non-members $24.00.
The original notification stated to let us know by July 11th – However, we need to finalize the number on July 11th so please notify me by 10 July – Payment should be in the mail at that time. So far there are 23 planning on attending this activity.
The picnic will be held even if it is raining. They have enough covered areas to handle this situation.
Wondering what to do after our September 6th Wine Walk in Fort Calhoun? The Washington County Historical Museum and Frahm House are available to tour, beginning at 12 p.m., for only $3! See http://www.wchamuseum.com/ for more information on this fascinating little museum and historic house. Another great place to visit is Super Bee Orchards, on the south side of the town, on the west side of Highway 75. They take cash or check only, so be sure to bring enough cash to visit the museum and treat yourself to a healthy apple snack on the way back home.
It is with great sadness that we say farewell to the Walk Seward Club. The Trailblazers will be picking up the Aurora YRE for the remainder of the year, while the Lincoln Volkssport Club will be picking up the York and Seward YREs. The Aurora walk features new 5K and 10K routes for this year and the Seward walk uses an “I Spy” theme to keep walkers on the lookout for landmarks and secrets. Without walkers, these YREs will close permanently at the end of the year. Don’t let that happen! Lace up the shoes, gas up the car, grab a friend and go!
We just got a report from “Bethany” Bob Kruger that another great club, the Wichita Skywalkers Volkssport Club, decided to dissolve on June 30. The YRE at Tallgrass Prairie near Strong City will be taken over by the Kansas Jaywalkers of Ft. Leavenworth. All other walks (Wichita, Arkansas City, Derby) are done!
The Touch ‘N Go at 740 Davenport Street, Fremont, NE is the Start Point for both the Historic Fremont and Fremont Lakes SRA Year Round Events. The convenience store is closed for remodeling, but is expected to re-open at the end of June.
The walks themselves are still open! Contact the POC, Jeanne Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-238-2059 to coordinate sign-in, map and stamps.
The NWFT will sponsor a special program called Doin’ the Louisiana Purchase, starting in 2015 and running through 2019. See the Doin the Louisiana Purchase PDF for more details!
For your reading pleasure, in PDF format: NWFT May-June 2014 Newsletter
For your reading pleasure, in PDF Format: NWFT Mar-Apr 2014 Newsletter
For you reading pleasure, in PDF Format: NWFT Jan-Feb 2014 Newsletter