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Tonette Walker

Everyone is invited to join First Lady Tonette Walker as she hosts “Walk with Walker” in Racine, Wednesday, August 13 at 10 a.m. First Lady Tonette Walker’s events are free, open to the public, and promote health and wellness. They’re also a chance for participants to spend some time with Wisconsin’s First Lady while enjoying the state’s treasured walking opportunities.
“Usually my walks are more off the beaten path, but this month I will be walking in Downtown Racine,” said Mrs. Walker. “Racine’s downtown is known to be one of the most vibrant and exciting downtowns of the Midwest.”

The approximately 2-mile walk, led by Real Racine, starts at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St. The walk will follow the Lake Michigan Pathway for scenic views of the shoreline and Racine Harbor. The route will then loop back around, heading through Downtown following Main Street and ending at Festival Hall.

The First Lady will be joined by George Tzougros, Wisconsin Arts Board executive director, and Dawn Zanoni and David Spiegelberg of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.

“We look forward to showcasing Racine’s downtown, the vibrant art scene and, of course, the spectacular Lake Michigan shoreline tourist destination,” said Dave Blank, Real Racine president and CEO.

Participants will meet at the Festival Hall to start the walk at 10 a.m. Walkers are advised to bring good walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, appropriate outerwear for weather, camera and drinking water.

To learn more about the “Walk with Walker” initiative visit

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