A Walking Success


Patrick Mullen, Editor

The Walk for Mullen took place in Mather this year on Saturday, September 17th. The event was from 2 PM to 4 PM.

There were canopies set up with different things being handed out. Some of the items were suicide prevention / mental health awareness bracelets, ribbons, key chains and stickers. These were free. A Chinese auction was also held at the pavilion. Many people participated in the auction and won some really unique baskets. There were a few different types of baskets presented for people to win. Some were home supply baskets, some had gift cards, and there was also a Steelers helmet signed by Jack Lambert which was won by Debbie Hice.

People who attended listened to the speech that admin Anita Mullen presented and then walked to help spread the hope for suicide prevention and mental health awareness. There were several people at the event. The parking lot was full. While the walk was in progress, music was played, too. The music that was played was in the interest of JM alumni Michael Mullen who the walk is named after and in dedication of. All in all, the event went as planned with a great turnout. This event also let people get a sneak peek at the new serenity space in Mather. It is a large concrete platform with four benches and trees and a few bushes surrounding it.

Admin Anita Mullen quoted, “I liked having it in Mather. It made me feel closer to my son Michael. And I really love the Serenity Space.”

Heather Wise stated, “Heartwarming to see our community come together to bring awareness that YOU MATTER! So nice to have a serenity garden in the heart of our small town.”