By Liz LeCrone
Holt Journal staff writer
For eight weeks, Lansing communities have been staying active despite the winter blues. On March 23, the Winter Warm Up Blues Community Challenge had its final event, wrapping up the competition in preparation for warmer weather. “They had the YMCA there doing Zumba classes, they had a karate instructor giving karate lessons, the city of Lansing provided a bounce house for kids to play in,” said Tricia Vanderploeg, the community coordinator for Delhi. “It was a lot of fun.”
Last year, about 2,400 people in the area joined the challenge and collectively logged nearly 209,000 miles. This year, the Lansing communities fell short of last year’s numbers, logging only 113,696 miles among 2,100 participants.