Time to Enjoy Life! May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
Most of us know that there are great benefits to being physically fit. Yet, many of us are not as fit as we would like to be, usually because we have trouble making the time goals.
Be sure to speak with your physician or other healthcare provider before starting an exercise program if you have any medical concerns.
For more information on physical fitness, visit www.FOH.hhs.gov/calendar/May.html.
2015 Tour de Meers Annual Bike Ride
Come out May 23 for the 26th anniversary ride in Meers, Oklahoma! This event helps support the Meers Volunteer Fire Department! Participants will meet at the Meers Volunteer Fire Station, 26362 State Highway 115. If you register before May 21, the registration fee is $25 registration, and after that date it’s $30, including the day of the ride. Children under 10 ride free with a registered parent. No refunds will be offered, and all participants must sign a liability waiver. Riders will receive a free T-shirt while quantities last.
CINCO DE MAYO!
DID YOU KNOW...
The fifth of May commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). While this holiday is a relatively minor one in Mexico, it has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage in America.
Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music and street festivals in cities and towns across the United States, including in Oklahoma City.
Learn more now. Engage your kids in history and social studies! For a fun way to learn about this celebration, visit www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/holidays/cincodemayo1.htm. Find crafting ideas for kids at www.artistshelpingchildren.org/cincodemayomexicancraftsideaskids.html
Armed Forces Day CELEBRATION
The annual Armed Forces Day Celebration and parade in Lawton includes over 120 parade entries and over 3,000 military participants. The parade begins on May 16 at 10 a.m., and will wind its way around Elmer Thomas Park. Don’t miss the Armed Forces Day Celebration in the park, and enjoy live music, food and fun for the entire family. Info: Jacob Russell at 580.355.3541 or call toll free at 800.872.4540. FREE
enter to win! KICK-OFF TO SUMMER FUN!
Register now for a chance to WIN A WALMART GIFT CARD valued at $50!
Must be 21 to enter. One entry per family, per day. Some restrictions may apply. Nontransferable.