Saturday, April 15, 2006

Sixth annual Diabetes walk...

Today our county walked for diabetes...and what a beautiful day for a five mile stroll (or the few that were running!) The high school was filled with vendors promoting the local newspaper, various booths giving out free information and pencils...and, of course, diabetes testing along with blood pressure.

By 10:15 we gathered out back of the high school, a prayer was said, the ribbon cut and we were on our way. The day was stunning...we walked five miles in the most scenic of fields, ponds, small lakes...the sky was an amazing blue. It was so warm that no one even thought of taking jackets.

We were rewarded with the Lion's Club famous chicken and potato salad when we were finished.

Best of all, we raised a good bit of cash and brought diabetes awareness one step closer to our small town.

In case you are wondering, I finished in the top ten percent!!

Lou Ann Homan is a writer, teacher, and storyteller who lives in Angola, Indiana. She is available for writing seminars, storytelling, and speaking engagements. She can be contacted at You can read more at