So many ways to participate in the Wellness Festival

Something for everyone at the Ashcroft Wellness Festival this weekend.

Wow! It’s hard to believe that just a few months ago the concept of a Wellness Festival was just in the early planning stages;  and, it just goes to show how a group of dedicated community volunteers can mix their ideas and energy to make synergy and to “get ‘er done.”

The first of anything is always the hardest and this one is no exception. We have had a few bumps along the road and expect to have a few more, but all in all we are very proud of what we have been able to put together for the community.

From kids to the elderly, there will be something for everyone at the Wellness Festival. Music will fill the air from Friday night until Sunday. Sit and listen, get up and dance or sing along. Music makes your heart sing, your toes tap and your soul happy. There will be demonstrations for a variety of interests, workshops to give you great ideas and walking tours to fill your mind with history and pictures.

Kids will find lots of fun things to do from birdhouse building to rock painting. They can sit and listen to a story or make a kite. The kids try-athalon will be loads of fun for both the participants and the watchers. Participaction is the keyword here with the emphasis on try-ing. We still need some adult volunteers to be spotters along the course, so if you can give us a hand for a short period of time, please call Vicky Trill or Wayne Little.

The Festival will include a physical side for those who enjoy exercise and getting out and about. There will be two guided hikes (one Saturday and one Sunday) and 25 new geocaches have been placed which will take geocachers to local areas they have never been to before. What a great way to see more of the Ashcroft area from different perspectives.

So, to all the citizens of Ashcroft and our surrounding communities, we invite you to come and experience what our first Wellness Festival has for you. Activities that bring enjoyment and happiness translate into personal wellness, and the Wellness Festival on July 19-21 is sure to have something that brings enjoyment for you.

Check out the schedule of events in this week’s Journal. Look for a complete schedule of events, times, locations and costs – where applicable, at our Information Booth in front of the Sun Country offices on Railway Ave. during the Festival this weekend. The booth will be staffed Friday 5-9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 10 pm and Sunday 10 am to 3 pm.

Andrea Walker

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