By Michilea Patterson, The Mercury
POTTSTOWN >> Participants of this week’s Mercury Mile walk will make connections in more ways than one during the lunchtime exercise.
The Connections on High Café will host the next 1-mile walk noon Wednesday. The community is invited to take a short stroll then lunch out at the café. Walkers will get 20 percent off of their lunch order. The walk will start from the café, located at 238 E High St. The restaurant is inside the New York Plaza building. Free parking is available behind the building.
Connections on High serves several menu options including sandwiches, coffee, treats and more. The café also has a meeting space that can be rented. Come out to the community walk and learn more about the facility which came to Pottstown just last year. To learn more about the café, visit its website www.connectionsonhigh.com and like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/connectionsonhigh.
The Mercury Mile is a great opportunity to get out of the office or the house to enjoy a relaxing short walk. The weekly event promotes walking as a free exercise. It also gives the community the opportunity to talk with area organizations. Often, different businesses or organizations host The Mercury Mile. The walk travels 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. Find out what’s going on in the area and form new partnerships.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-850-0282 to schedule a time.
To find each week’s location, visit the Fit for Life website pottsmercfit4life.wordpress.com and like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/Mercfit4life. Walkers can also be added to The Mercury Mile email list by contacting Michilea Patterson at email@example.com. Send your name from the email you would like to use, and each week the mile’s location will be sent to you as well as other healthy living events coming up in the area.
If there is inclement weather then Wednesday’s walk will be cancelled. The café will host another Mercury Mile Oct. 7. Please check the Fit for Life website and Facebook by 11 a.m. on Wednesday to check the status of the walk.