Let's Move in Upper Columbia

by Kathy Marson

Office staff walk the trail daily in groups of 3 or 4 to get exercise. On Let's Move Day a larger group participates together. Photo by Kathy Marson
Denise Kinney, Tamara Terry, Cindy Williams, Cheryl Wallace, Jimmy Johnson, Stephanie Bailey, Dot Rasmussen, Suzette McCrary, Joy Rogers, Kristen Browning, Laurinda Cutlip, Terri Wilkens, Tracy Yeager, Darin Patzer and Becky Chen pose in front of the Jay Sloop trail sign before their walk. Photo by Kathy Marson

SPOKANE, Wash., September 19, 2016   -   Office Staff in Upper Columbia Conference enjoyed a walk on the Jay Sloop Memorial Trail Monday to celebrate Let's Move Day which was set for September 18, 2016 by In Step for Life.

UCC Staff have been walking daily since the completion of the Jay Sloop trail which is approximately one mile of scenic walking through trees and fields surrounding the conference office. This trail was completed and dedicated April 6, 2016.

The trail has been used for walking meetings, a place of solitude and for daily one-mile walks by office staff. "I love the trail because I get to be outside in the woods," says Denise Kinney, administrative assistant for Youth and Camp MiVoden.

Cheryl Wallace, administrative assistant for Pathfinders, Adventurers and Family Life, says, "When I walk the trail I think about Jay Sloop. He would say, 'Cheryl, you need to get out and walk,' and it gives me the opportunity to exercise in a safe environment."

The In Step for Life is a program set by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists to promote more physical activity. It is their goal to engage kids, youth, parents, schools, churches and community to work together to fight obesity. If your church or school would like to participate, go to Adventist In Step for Life.