Trio’s cross-state walk set to end Monday on GH pier

With a breakfast from a Port Huron diner to fuel them, three West Michigan residents started their trek across the state Monday morning to raise money and awareness for a community arts project addressing local and global education. Drizzle fell as Sean Mackey, 37; Mike Tidball, 27; and Meghan Collins, 27, took a brief break to don rain gear at the beginning of their trip. The group is walking 220 miles from Port Huron to Grand Haven. They started their journey in Port Huron about 7 a.m. Monday and plan to complete it this coming Monday at the Grand Haven pier.
May 7, 2011


Money raised during the walk will be used to sponsor Korye Dance Theatre, a drum and dance cultural education group from Ghana, West Africa. The group will participate in educational outreach programs at Michigan schools later this year.

Korye Dance Theatre also is working to create an interactive art installation for the 2011 Art Prize in Grand Rapids.

Mackey, Tidball and Collins said they did a lot of walking to prepare for the fundraiser, which will have them covering 25 to 30 miles each day.


— From the Port Huron Times Herald


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