Win prizes, celebrate the ladies in your life at Mother’s Day Stroll in Burrillville Saturday


BURRILLVILLE – The Downtown Pascoag Neighborhood Association invites locals to lace up their sneakers and take a stroll along the Burrillville Bike Path this Saturday.

The organization’s first-ever Mother’s Day Stroll isn’t just for mothers and daughters, but also friends, sisters, cousins, aunts and… pretty much anyone.

“This event is open to anyone who would like to join us,” said Courtney Gath, president of DPNA. “I’d love for this event to be successful by seeing as many moms and special ladies out with their families or friends as possible.”

The free event will be held on the Burrillville Bike Path starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, with participants making their way through checkpoints where they’ll receive raffle tickets for a chance to win raffle prizes donated by local businesses.

The farther, “strollers,” make it along the path, the more tickets they will receive to enter into prize drawings.

“It looks like the weather is going to hold out until evening time to rain so we should be good to go,” Gath said. “As of now, we will have three checkpoints/tables set up.”
In case you haven’t been to the bike path, the trail marks an easy 1.2 mile walk, which can be accessed by a parking lot at the end of Mowry Street or at the other end of the trail, at Eastern Avenue behind the Pascoag Utility District headquarters.
On Saturday, stroll participants should park on Mowry by AT Levy Elementary School or the surrounding roads in Harrisville center, and meet the group for the 10 a.m. start time. Drawing prizes will include gift certificates and gift baskets from local businesses including Krete-Werx, Sharum Photography, Solitude Massage & Wellness Center, Dana’s Hair Salon, Imagine This Day Spa, Cork Screw Wine & Spirits, Village Barn Country Store & Antiques and more.

“It was really heartwarming to see the support of our business, especially just coming out of the year we have all had,” said Gath. “Everyone who we contacted was happy to help with their donations, finding volunteers for the event, by donating advertising space, and even discounts on flowers that we will be handing out to the first 50 moms when they complete the walk.”

The event will also serve as a collection for the Burrillville Weekend Snack Pack Program, with a drop-off bin for non-perishable items can be donated.

Strollers will follow COVID-19 precautions including current distancing guidelines.

“We hope to see so many faces out enjoying the beauty of our town,” noted the organization.

“This is the first time that we have held this event or anything like it, that I am aware of, and I know we are hoping to continue to host this event for years to come,” said Gath. “We wanted to give the members of our community a chance to just spend some time, socially distanced of course, with their loved ones while celebrating the special women in their lives.”

No registration is needed to take part, and those who would like to join the stroll can just show up at the start location and walk with the group from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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