Gloria Ferris

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Great News! Walk+Roll Cleveland Is a Go!

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When I walked in the door just now from gathering signatures for the referendum, this email from Lois Moss was in my inbox asking me to promote this Sunday’s Walk+Roll Cleveland event. It appears as an outreach to the community they are asking for musicians and artists and others to participate in this Sunday’s event. Tim and I were lucky enough to hear Counciwoman Sabra Pierce Scott who talked about the event last night at the Ward 20 Republican meeting where I talked about the referendum and handed out petitions. She is a great speaker. If you get the chance you should attend a meeting where she is the featured speaker. She had some common sense things to say where people can come together to agree. She has a way of talking about common ground. But, back to this weekend’s event.

Back by popular demand, Walk+Roll Cleveland is a go for Sunday Aug
5 and Sunday Aug 12. MLK Jr Dr will be closed to motorized vehicles
from 10am to 6pm so that people can walk, run, rollerblade, bicycle,
unicycle or wheelchair through Rockefeller Park and The Cultural
Gardens. With enough positive feedback from the community, Aug 19,
Aug 26 and Sept 23 may also become Walk+Roll Sundays.

The organizers are hoping that the community will come together and
share their talents to make the event even more special. If you know
of any community groups, artists, musicians, youth activity
coordinators or senior groups that could create free activities
during the upcoming Sunday events, please pass the word.

The project has received tremendous media coverage for this car-free
initiative, including a feature in Continental Airlines inflight
magazine. With 43,000 employees and over 5,000,000 passengers a
month, a large number of people will read about this Cleveland
project which promotes community connections, healthy living, and
vibrant public places.

For more information or to sign up as a performer or volunteer, see

Participate if you can. Make this the city event it should be showcasing one of Cleveland’s many gems-The Cultural Gardens in the comeback neighborhood of Glenville. Tim and I enjoy riding through the streets admiring all of the beautiful homes and gardens. East Boulevard, of course, is a gem, but some of the side streets are beautiful too. Sunday will be a great day to take a walk. Hope to see you there!

Written by Gloria Ferris

August 2nd, 2007 at 11:06 am

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