Don is making great headway and keeping up with his schedule! He stopped in Malta on Monday, the 29th and was interviewed by the newspaper, Phillips County News. Here is the link to read the article: ‘Pacing Parson’ appears in Phillips County.
On Tuesday, I spoke with Don and he was enjoying dinner with his great friend, Gary Pederson of Edgewood, WA who met him along the way. Here’s a picture of Don in Glasgow, MT.
Don Stevenson, The “Pacing Parson,” makes his way along U.S. 2 on Monday morning, June 15, in Evergreen. Stevenson, a former United States Marine, is walking from Auburn, Washington to Silver Springs, Maryland for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. (Brenda Ahearn/Daily Inter Lake)
Webmaster: I spoke to Don today and he is currently in Havre, MT. Don & Loretta are doing fine and enjoying the walk so far. They have encountered wind mostly and have rested at various stops along the way. I’ll be posting a map so you can see their progress! Go to the main menu on the first page & you can see the map!
They stayed at the AmericInn Lodge and Suites in Havre, MT last night and the hotel graciously gave them a complimentary stay. We want to especially thank them! Here’s a link so you can book your stay with them if you’re traveling through and give them a thank you for helping our travelers.
Don Stevenson, Auburn’s man of sole, is about to launch his latest long-distance dedication.
Stevenson, The Pacin’ Parson, plans to walk 3,000 miles across America – from Auburn to Silver Springs, MD – to raise funds and awareness for pulmonary hypertension (PH), a high-blood pressure disease that affects the heart and lungs.
The walk officially begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 9 from the steps of Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. Supporters are welcome to attend.
The 79-year-old Stevenson hinted last year at retirement from cross country walks after completing a 20,000 -mile trek to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society last year. But the former Marine, pastor, teacher, truck driver and firefighter has decided to walk the long road again.
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