Worldwide Tai Chi and Qigong Day is celebrated each year on the last Saturday in April. This year, on Saturday, April 29, HCSC and YMCA Tai Chi class members, along with other Tai Chi enthusiasts from the local area, celebrated at 11 a.m. at Clarksburg City Park in Nutter Fort with an hour of Tai Chi followed by a potluck lunch in the park pavilion and socialization.
World Tai Chi Day Participants included Carol E. Brown, Mark Coffindaffer, Joanne Feldman, Carla Kesling, Ronald Kesling, Donald Leggett, Tina Louk, Scott Marks, Sue Marks, Naomi Powell, Doris Riegel, Chris Swisher, Micheline Sheppard, Suzanne Skaggs, John Vaughan, and Shirley Williams. Douglas Evan Leggett and Bill O’Field were also in attendance, but not photographed. Although Tai Chi is slow and gentle, it improves the key components of fitness — muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and, to a lesser degree, aerobic conditioning, according to Harvard Health Publishing.