15,000 Miles Walked in Moving Starke County Forward Program


The participants in the Moving Starke County Forward program have now “moved” Starke County around the world to Kabul, Afghanistan, for a total of 15,670 miles.

At the beginning of the initiative, officials encouraged all of the participants to walk at least 3,000 miles, or from the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge. That goal was blown out of the water and since May 27, those in the program have walked 15,670 and a new goal of 25,000 miles was set. They are inching closer and closer to that goal.

The end of the program is Sept. 2, but it’s not too late to sign up. You can help the 267 walkers, runners and bicyclists in attaining that goal by filling out a form at any of the Starke County library branches and logging steps. Turn in those steps to Heather Skelly, Wellness Specialist at IU Health Starke Hospital.

You may also participate in a community walk on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. in North Judson. More information on this will be available next week.