On Thursday, October 24th at 5:30, Todd Elsworth hosted a dedication of the new bench at the entrance of the 100 Acre Woods. Several of our walking friends attended and got the opportunity to visit with other donors including Harriet and Alfred Arkley who came up to Bellingham to participate. We visited the bench on a recent walk and all agreed it’s a wonderful addition to the walking trail.
No one really wanted to think about Harriet moving south, so it was just another wonderful walk in the woods, followed by lunch. Everyone brought a delicious dish to share, so we had an amazing array of salads and a table full of yummy desserts. Todd Ellsworth stopped in and presented Harriet with a replica of the Walking Friends stone that will be a part of the “Recognition Bench” alongside one of the trails. Carola Anderson presented Harriet a photo book with a compilation of pictures from all the hiking retreats and various walks over the years. It was a wonderful celebration!
Joan Ofteness and Martie Lopez have planned an outing to Artist Ann Morris’ Sculpture Woods and the Lummi Island Art Gallery for Saturday, June 2. Departure from the Safeway store at 9:15 a.m. and returning later in the day according to your carpool member’s decision. We will walk one mile to the Sculpture Woods, view the art, eat lunch and return to the ferry terminal to get into the cars to travel to the other side of the island for the gallery.