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Walk in health at The Mercury Mile on Wednesday


By Michilea Patterson, The Mercury

POTTSTOWN >> A walk outdoors is exactly what the doctor ordered to cure those drooping eyelids and loud yawns happening in the afternoon.

The Mercury Mile is a great exercise that will help stimulate the body so there’s energy to last for the rest of the day’s tasks. This week’s 1-mile walk will begin from the Manatawny Green Mini Golf parking lot at noon Wednesday. Participants should use the address 18 W. High St. to find the lot.

Manatawny Green is near several other recreational opportunities like Memorial Park and the Carousel at Pottstown which organizers say will soon be opened to the public. The mini golf course is the location for several upcoming Halloween-themed activities. There will be a Spooky Golf Holiday “FUNraiser” on Oct. 26 and a Halloween costume contest on Oct. 30. For more information about Manatawny Green and upcoming events there, visit the website or Facebook at

Wednesday’s Mercury Mile group will travel around the mini golf course then head down Manatawny Street to walk alongside the creek. The walk will continue around neighboring streets before returning to Manatawny Green for a 1-mile loop.

The Mercury Mile is weekly and promotes walking and other fitness activities as a free exercise. The walk has travelled from one location to the next encouraging people to walk at lunch and come together as a community. Walkers are asked to bring business cards or contact information to exchange with one another.

Businesses or 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, like the Facebook page or visit the Fit for Life website Walkers can also be added to The Mercury Mile email list by contacting Patterson. If there is inclement weather on Wednesday afternoon then the walk will be cancelled.

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