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Grab Your Capes and Go on a Hero Hike for Veterans

Grab Your Capes and Go on a Hero Hike for Veterans

Don those capes and strap on those hiking boots (or tennis shoes) because Black Kids Adventures, Inc. and Thrive Alabama are hosting a Hero Hike November 5 and you’re not going to want to miss it! The free event will features a spotlight on local veterans and a guided hike down Jones Valley Loop at Fanning Trailhead.

What’s a Hero Hike?

The Hero Hike is a family-friendly trek to honor veterans. The hike will take place at Fanning Trailhead and will include a presentation by Mr. William Hampton of Huntsville Revisited about local veterans.

In addition to joining the hike, participants are invited to bring snack-food donations for the Floyd E. “Tutt” Fann State Veterans Home. Donations can include: full-sized candy bars, Little Debbie Snack Cakes, variety packs of potato chips, mini cans of soda, & more.

From the Mouth of a Child

Zenovia Stephens and her family are no strangers to being on the trail. In fact, it’s such a favorite past time of the family that their oldest son came up with the idea for a Hero Hike when he was just 8 years old.

“In March we were sitting around as a family discussing ideas for Black Kids Adventures for this year and he blurted out ‘let’s do a Hero Hike.’ When I asked him what it was, he explained that it was a hike to honor Veterans and all they’ve done for us. He said he felt they were heroes! It was that moment I named him Creative Director in Training and announced this hike would be coming in November,” Stephens said.

Stephens said making the event happen was a no brainer. Known for actively involving her family in their adventures she uses these moments to empower her children.

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“As parents, it’s always important to listen to the dreams and ideas of our children and do our part in helping actualize them. I wanted all my boys to know we value their thoughts and input and that they can achieve anything they put their minds to. I also found it incredibly honorable that a child felt so strongly about the efforts and sacrifices of Veterans and wanted to create an entire event in their honor.”

Hero Hike Details

Date: Saturday, November 5 at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Jones Valley Loop (map)
Cost: FREE, but donations are strongly encouraged
More Info: Website


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