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Written by KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM   
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 22:42

Wisconsin’s First Lady, Tonette Walker, will host a walk along Port Washington’s lakefront Tuesday, May 9, as part of her “Walk With Walker” series.

Walker has been taking on these walks since 2011, scheduling about six around the state annually and then blogging about her experiences. This is the first time one of her walks has taken her to Ozaukee County.

“She typically picks walks that are scenic,” Port Washington Tourism Director Kathy Tank said. “It’s promoting her health and wellness and fitness initiatives.”

Tank said she believes Walker selected Port for her upcoming walk because of the city’s beauty and the lakefront.

“She typically likes routes that are scenic,” she said.

The two-mile walk is hosted by the Port Washington and Ozaukee County Tourism councils as well as the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.

Walker will be joined on her Port Washington walk by Stephanie Klett, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, who will be addressing the Ozaukee County Tourism Council that night.

She will also be joined by Port Mayor Tom Mlada and the public.

“We’re really hoping for a crowd,” Tank said, noting the event is open to people of all ages.Daily Press

The walk will begin and end at the bandshell in Veterans Park. Those attending are asked to meet at 9 a.m., with a welcome and group photo scheduled for 9:30 a..m. 

After a walk along the waterfront from Veterans Park to Coal Dock Park and back, healthy snacks will be provided.

Walker will have lunch at the Yacht Club with local dignitaries to cap off the event.

For more information about the event, contact Tank at 284-0900.