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Walking series ends with spiritual health on the trail
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The Everybody Walk Newton campaign, sponsored by Newton Trails, wraps up today with the fourth and final walk of the series. Walkers will meet at 6 p.m. at Old Church on Wesley Street in Oxford.

Each week the series has focused on one aspect of trail walking, from walking for health, to trail safety and the economics of trails and recreation.

Today’s walk will focus on finding spiritual and mental health on the trail. The walk will be led by Dr. Doug Gilreath, Sr. Pastor of Covington First United Methodist Church, and Rev. Avis Williams, pastor and community activist.

Dr. Gilreath quoted the book, "Grace, and More Grace" when asked to explain his interest in participating in Everybody Walk Newton.

"When I'm covered in sweat and want to quit, it is in that moment that I discover what I'm made of,” Gilreath said. “And I'm not afraid to find out. I want to know. Because if I don't like it, I know I can change it. I can grow. I can get stronger. I can get better. I am not defined by my limitations."

According to Sara Vinson, Chairperson of Newton Trails, "All citizens are invited to participate, whether or not they have participated in any of the previous walks in the series. It's never too late to get healthy by walking."

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