Public invited to police, fire walk

NAPPANEE — Individuals, groups, organizations and business and industry teams are invited to walk, bike or run on Saturday, May 18, in the fifth annual Nappanee Police and Firefighter Memorial Walk.
Participants are encouraged to seek donations from sponsors contributing toward their participation in the event, and collect the money before the walk.
“This is just such a special event,” said Teresa Elliott, one of the event organizers. “It’s a chance for all of us to remember the local officers who’ve died (in the line of duty). And for our kids and grandkids, their friends, all to know about them.”
Donations will be collected and recorded during registration the morning of the walk.
Pre-registration is not required. All participants can begin arriving at 8 a.m., and sign in until 9 a.m. when the walk begins.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three people/teams bringing the highest donation totals.
Money raised from the event goes to fund the Indiana Firefighters and Police Memorial in Indianapolis which each year adds the names of all Indiana firefighters and police officers who’ve died in the line of duty.
To date, no Nappanee firefighters are listed as having died in while in service with the Nappanee Fire Department.
Participants can walk, run, jog or ride bicycles during the event.
The memorial walk will begin at the Nappanee Nature Center, located on North Oakland Avenue (CR7), about 1 1/2 mile north of East Market Street (US6).
Participants will leave the nature center on N. Oakland Avenue and proceed to Woodview Drive (CR52). The route continues west to Main Street (SR19), then south to the downtown square of U.S. 6 and SR 19.
Once there the group will head east to N. Oakland Avenue (CR7), then back north to the nature center.
For questions, or more information on the event, contact Teresa Elliott by calling (574)773-7879.