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Get moving at Mercury Mile walk Wednesday, learn about glow-light Zumba party


People enjoy an afternoon walk as part of The Mercury Mile. Join this week’s one-mile stroll noon Wednesday. Digital First Media File Photo

By Michilea Patterson, The Mercury

POTTSTOWN >> If you like to move it, move it then you’ll want to come out to this week’s Mercury Mile stroll.

Leave the errands for later, step away from the computer and come out to a lunchtime outdoor one-mile walk. The community is invited to this free social activity which will begin outside the Family Dollar Store in Pottstown at noon Wednesday. The store’s address is 399 Farmington Avenue. It’s located near the intersection of North Hanover and Oak Streets.

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People enjoy an outdoor Zumba dance class at Memorial Park in Pottstown. Fit for Life along with the Pottstown YMCA is hosting a free glow-light Zumba party at Coventry Mall Friday evening. Come to this week’s Mercury Mile walk noon Wednesday to learn more. Digital First Media File Photo

While taking a short walk around the neighborhood, participants will learn about a free indoor glow-light Zumba class happening Friday at the Coventry Mall. The hour long fitness party will include dancing to music, all while wearing glow necklaces and bracelets to light up the dark. The event begins 7 p.m. at the space near Dick’s Sporting Goods and Books-A-Million. Fit for Life is hosting the fun activity along with Coventry Mall and the Pottstown YMCA. For more information, visit the Facebook event page at

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 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 but make sure to still attend glow-light Zumba on Friday.

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