ILP-DC Walk for Literacy - April 29th, 2006
~ Walk for Literacy
May 7th, 2006 ~ Burke Lake Park, VA
There was a nip in the air. The crisp weather, the
green trees and the solitary lake invited participants
of the ILP Walk-a-thon to walk awhile, contemplate and
contribute to a worthy cause.
The participants registered at the sign up desk,
contributed money to help promote literacy in India,
grabbed a bottle of water, a map and with a spring in
their step, started their morning walk on the 7th of May
2006. The trail was a beautiful winding path around the
lake in the Burke lake park. The path was marked with
mile markers to aid the walkers. Walkers comprised
children, women and men alike. All chose a distance of
their choice and set their own pace.
At the destination the walkers were greeted by the
volunteers and directed to the refreshments shelter.
Food comprising chips and salsa, hummus and bread,
sandwiches, cheese and beverages made for a hearty and
delicious snack after the walk.
Conversation flowed amongst the participants and the
volunteers ranging in topics from ILP and its various
projects to the beauty of the lake. All had some
exercise and lots of fun.
We hope to see this yearís participantís return and
newer participants at the ILP Walk-a-thon next year!
Thanks to all the participants and volunteers!