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Walk and talk at two Mercury Mile events this week

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People use the trail at Swamp Creek Park in New Hanover. The Mercury Mile walk will be in Lower Pottsgrove Wednesday afternoon and residents are invited to come learn more about a regional parks contest. Michilea Patterson — Digital First Media

By Michilea Patterson, The Mercury

Explore Sanatoga Park in Lower Pottsgrove at the Mercury Mile walk noon Wednesday then join the Historical Pottstown Walking Tour Thursday evening.

Sanatoga Park is located at 223 South Sanatoga Road is near Cutillo’s Restaurant. Participants will meet in the parking lot near the lake. The park is one of 12 parks participating in a regional contest next month. Residents can vote for their favorite park to help it win thousands of dollars and also possibly win prizes themselves. Find out more about the contest and Sanatoga Park noon Wednesday.

Last week’s Mercury Mile was supposed to be a preview of the Historical Pottstown Walking Tour but was rained out. There will be an evening community walk during the official tour Thursday. Tours begins from Smith Family Plaza in Pottstown between 6 p.m. and 8.m. The Mercury Mile will start from the same location at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The plaza is located at 150 E. High St. and is right next to Borough Hall. During the tour, participants will learn how buildings and businesses have evolved from the 1700s.

For more information about the official historical tour on June 16, contact the historical society at 610-970-7355 or call tour coordinator Deb Penrod at 215-840-9943.

The Mercury Mile is weekly and promotes walking and other fitness activities as a free exercise. Sometimes, different businesses or organizations host the weekly activity. The walk has travelled from one organization to the next encouraging staff to walk at lunch and inviting the community to join as well. Walkers are asked to bring business cards or contact information to exchange with one another.

Businesses that host The Mercury Mile will be featured in our “Businesses in Motion” section online and in the print newspaper. Organizations interested in hosting the walk should email Michilea Patterson at or call 610-850-0282 to schedule a time.

To find each week’s location, visit the Fit for Life website and like the Facebook page Walkers can also be added to The Mercury Mile email list by contacting Patterson. If there is inclement weather Wednesday afternoon then the walk will be cancelled.


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