Location of Event – Hinckley Reservation, OH
Sponsoring Club – Valley Vagabonds
Date – Saturday, June 12, 2021
Distance – 5k/10k
Sanction Number – 113959
County – Medina
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Due to covid concerns, we are not having our annual polar bear walk this Saturday. However the box is at the registration desk for you to walk anytime. It is a great walk, so take advantage when the weather is good.
THE COMMUNITY WALK IN ORRVILLE TOMORROW (DEC. 12) IS POSTPONED.
If you were planning to defy the weather forecast and come to Orrville tomorrow to combine the Orrville volkswalk with the Community Walk sponsored by Orrville businesses, the Community Walk has been postponed to January 16 due to the prediction of rain all day tomorrow.
Sign up to win when checking in. The winner announced at 12:30.
There is will be a second gift card. Only club members will be eligible for this second drawing.
West Wood Nature Center Walk
October 10, 2020 at 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Turkey Ridge Pavilion – Westwood Nature Center
Hello Valley Vagabond Members
After almost 3 months, we are once again planning walks. We encourage you to hit the trail with us and of course we will abide by the CDC, State and County/City regulations and these requirements are for both volunteers and participants.
“Be Safe” details!
|Dates:||8/8/2020 – 8/8/2020|
|City / State:||Medina, OH|
|Distance – Trail Ratings:||5k/10k – 1A|
|Description:||The trail is flat. Come an enjoy the many historic sites plus ending at the interesting candle store.|
|Amenities:||Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: | Restrooms: Yes|
|Special Programs:||Rockin’ Around the Clock, Walking the USA A – Z|
|Start Times:||9:30 to 3:30|
|Location:||Root Candle Company|
|Start Point / Driving Directions:||623 W. Liberty Street. Medina, OH. Take Route 3 going West. Follow as goes thru town to Root Candle place. This event takes you thru historic Medina and by many interesting sites.|
|Awards & Fees:||B Award|
|Host Club:||Valley Vagabonds, Inc.|
|Contact:||Deva Simon (440) 915-0161|
|Website:||No Website Listed|
Valley Vagabonds will be celebrating its 40th anniversary on June 13 provided virus restrictions are lifted. At this time, our club would like to thank those who made this accomplishment possible. First to all of the walkers in the United States and abroad who have participated in our walking events. A special thanks to Tater Tours who brought bus loads to the Berea Downtown, Conneaut and Cleveland Cultural walks. Over the 40 years, there have been thousands who contributed to making Vagabonds viable. Without their support at the events, there would not be an anniversary. Thanks!
To the long term club members, I want to thank our charter members Karen Birt and Beth Filina. Both have not only been officers but have continued to work with the events over the last 40 years. To Wilma Fuelling who supports our club through her dues since 1994 even though living in Indiana. To our past officers whose work during their terms kept the club going – Jan Weeks, Kim Paras, Eloise Plavney, Betty Schmiermund and Richard Kolofer. Our long term present officers Richard Gundelach, vice president, Carolyn Yarnell, secretary/trailmaster and Donna Baker, treasurer, have stayed the course these last 10 plus years insuring that the club had successful events and continued while other clubs folded. To our long term webmaster, Jason Jodon, despite moving to Pittsburgh, has continued his staunch support to insure the website is in excellent condition. To our Round box coordinators who insure that when you walk our Seasonal or Year Round all information is there: Vicky Heineck, Jan Henderson, Eric Halverson, Katherine Ganz, Carol Gundelach, Carolyn Yarnell, and joining this team, Luanne Johnson and Nancy Burkholder. Special thanks to our previous coordinators Claire Petrich, Betty Schmiermund, Jan Varnon, Sandi Stowers, Nancy Dial, and Colleen Theusch, who was also our number one walker for many years before passing. To all of our event helpers who worked either start or checkpoint not previously mentioned which include Bea Schaefer,
Cynthia Lee, Gene DeZort, John and Christine Wheeler, Elaine and Joe Federico, Kathy Halverson, Derrik Weeks, Bob Schmiermund, and Tom Dial. To Ed Pfadt a special thanks for his continued recruiting efforts over the year to bring members into our club. To the members who have come long distances to make our events over the years – Marilyn Harness, Scott Price, Ed Pfadt, Bea Schaefer and Cynthia Lee. A special thank you for his continued support and our oldest member whi is 91, Gil Melda and his companion, Elaine Fedor, who insured that Gil made the events.
It goes without saying there are members who support the club and walk the events which continue to make the club viable – Nancy and Henry Mast, Andrea and George Aussant, John and Joann Moritz, Lois Hite, Edwin and Gisela Moore, Tom Wisnieski, Marilyn Toth-Nasal and Marguerite Walczak.
Without the businesses support our club would not have the Seasonals and Year Rounds for walkers to enjoy. A big thank you goes to CVS Pharmacy in Berea, Markko Vineyards and Arnie Esterer in Conneaut, Renassiance Hotel in Cleveland, Dave’s Cosmic Subs in Cleveland Heights, Little City Grill in Kent, Lakewood Main Public Library, Einstein Brothers in Chagrin Falls, and Oberlin Hotel Inn, plus added this year Rite Aide Pharmacy in Orrville, Mansfield Public Library and Wooster Public Library.
For a club to be successful and reach this type of anniversary it takes a village and our community has a village of dedicated walkers and businesses. Thank you!