A familiar face returns to the Toledo area July 27 when Jeff Alt, the man who has walked hundreds of miles -- including more than 2,000 on the Appalachian Trail -- to raise money for Sunshine, Inc. of Northwest Ohio.
Mr. Alt will sign copies of the audio version of his book, A Walk for Sunshine from 4 to 6 p.m. at Walt Churchill's Market in Maumee. When the Sylvania Northview High School graduate comes, he'll bring with him a firm reminder of what hikers are likely to encounter on some of the nation's trails: a black bear.
Have no fear, though. The new mascot for Sunshine's annual Walk, 5K Run and Roll will be a man in a costume who will be here to meet those who support Sunshine, located on Maumee Western Road in Maumee.
Part of the fun will be learning who is dressed in the costume as Sunshine's new mascot and the unveiling of the character's name. This is the 15th year for Sunshine's annual Walk, Run and Roll, set for Sept. 8 at Monclova Elementary School on Monclova Road.