Mayor's Fall Hike attracts dozens for early morning workout
ABILENE, Texas - Dozens of people put on their work-out clothes and headed to Cedar Creek on Saturday to hike with the mayor of Abilene. Some brought their little ones and their four-legged friends along for the three-mile hike. Mayor Anthony Williams said this type of event is important for the community, and there should be more like it. "People want the opportunities to recreate Abilene, Texas," Williams said. "It's a great opportunity. I mean things that make us unique and distinctive are things like this, so I think we need more opportunities to do this." Nesa Love, a woman on the hike said she enjoys being active and has lost 70 pounds. She had a dog by her side who she named Kidd. She said she found him on Fourth of July and takes him out in public as much as she can in hopes finding his owner. Love said she loves that the mayor is out in the community. "I'm excited, I love it. I love that our mayor is interested in people's health. I love that this was set up. I love it," Love said. The event is free to the public and everyone is welcome to join the mayor and get active. Cedar Creek Trail is one of the 2015 bond projects that has not been completed yet. Williams said they're almost there. This is an annual event for the city of Abilene. They recommend if you do go out and hike, especially in warm weather, make sure you drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen.