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ILP-DC Literacy Walkathon - July 17th, 2005

ILP-DC Literacy Walkathon

The Walkathon Journal

July 17, 2005–Reston, VA

Life sometimes brings suspense. All that preparations for the walk-a-thon, the forecast of thunderstorm, not to mention hot and humid climate, everything seemed to be working against us. However everyone kept their cool and kept on working according to the plan. Needless to say that in the end, the weather also seemed to join ILP-DC that day to redeem the efforts of everyone involved.

The participants in small groups tackled the 1.5-mile trail with vigor, some walking the distance twice or thrice depending on the number of miles they had registered for.

A surprise visit from Srinivas Savaram, one of the original founders of the ILP-DC chapter who happened to be in town enlivened proceedings and he even stayed around to chat with participants and field questions on ILP. With temperature and humidity rapidly rising as the morning continued, refreshments were served. Bottled water, soda, chips & salsa, poories, vegetable puffs from event sponsor “Hot Breads” were some items in the menu. Conversation and ideas flowed freely, contact information exchanged and good byes finally said around noon with a promise to be back again in 2006.

Thanks to all the participants and volunteers!