"Since purchasing public art for Pleasanton has brought such pride, enjoyment and excitement to our lives, we invite other individuals, businesses corporations and organizations to join us in this effort," said Gary Harrington, adding, "All donations are acceptable."
To donate, make checks payable to City of Pleasanton, with "Another HAPPY" in the memo section. Mail to City of Pleasanton, Attention: Susan Andrade-Wax, P.O. Box 520, Pleasanton 94566-0802.
World Walk to Wellness was founded by Pleasanton resident W. Ron Sutton, who is the CEO of ACCUSPLIT, makers of pedometers and stopwatches. He believes that individuals can "Change 1 Thing" toward a healthier lifestyle and that using the buddy system to walk with a friend or a group could be that one thing.
Every Saturday, World Walk to Wellness hosts either a one-hour walk or a two- to three-hour hike, visiting local city parks and trails, plus parks in Sunol and Livermore. To receive free e-mail notification of walk locations, send a request to walks@WorldWalkToWellness.org. No reservations are required for participation.
"Most of the outdoor art in Pleasanton is best appreciated and absorbed while walking," said Sutton. "Riding by in a car does not do the art justice -- it goes by in a blur. Join the Harringtons and your neighbors on the World Walk to Wellness art walks. You not only will see some wonderful works of art, but you also will hear the good stories that go along with them."
Participants on any of the Saturday walks are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, dress in layers, and bring along water.