"We are still going strong with the exercise class that meets three times a week at the Stolte Shed in Pioneer Town," stated instructor Linda Bull. "For the first six months of this year there were 1,800 participants (about 35 each session, many attend multiple sessions). Donations added up to $1,700 in that same six-month period, and have been given to the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society, sponsor of Pioneer Town.
Mike Warner is the person to thank for the donation of the music cabinet that has been installed in the Stolte Shed. He attended meetings, measured, ordered, mounted and paid for the locked unit. It will hold the sound equipment available for meetings, the exercise class and special events.
In addition, an anonymous person has donated a defibrillator for emergency use accessible to anyone trained in CPR.
An additional series of classes -- Tai Chi Moving For Better Balance -- will begin soon. Linda Bull and another therapist have been trained to instruct a 12-week series specifically designed for balance. This first session is already filled, although more sessions will follow as interest is shown. Delta County Memorial Hospital is paying for the instructors, the state paid for their training, and is offered to the public at no charge.
All are welcome to attend the Use It or Lose It exercise classes, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. followed by Tai Chi (filled) 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.