The Illinois Trekkers invite you to join them on a group walk. Note time change. Registration at 8:45 am & Walk 9:00 am.
On December 18, 2021 at 11:00 am, Wreaths Across America will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud.
Walkers are encouraged to volunteer to help with Wreaths Across America. Contact Sue Bacon at bacon[email protected] to join the group.
Walkers getting ready to walk the Christmas group Walk.
Walkers were greeted by this snowman on the walk.
Walkers went to the Christmas party after the walk.
Walkers getting ready to step off on the walk.
The photographer was able to take her own picture.
Group Walk A Walk in the Parks of O’Fallon YRE. The Illinois Trekkers will host a special holiday group walk. Registration will begin at 9:45 am. The normal $3 fee applies to walkers. Group step off will be at 10:15 am. At the conclusion of the 5k walk, we will gather at Silver Creek Saloon for our Christmas lunch and party beginning at 12:00 noon. No pre-payment is required for this event. Attendees will select their own meals directly from the menu and be responsible for paying their own bill.
After our meal, we will have a short program and end the party with a Christmas game and Christmas gift exchange. Those wishing to participate are to bring a wrapped gift suitable for both genders (unisex) with a
value of $20. Even if you do not want to participate, you will want to stick around for the fun.
It would be helpful to know how many people will be attending the walk and/or lunch. Please send a text or email that you will be attending. If you are not planning to walk but would like to join the holiday fun, please send
an email to Nikki Wilcoxen at [email protected] or
text her at 618-973-3825 that you would like to join the group for lunch.
Walkers viewed this Lego display inside the visitor’s center at the Shrine.
An Illinois Trekker who has walked many walks came out for the walk.
Walkers walked through the tunnel of lights.
Another display inside the visitor’s center.
Walkers getting ready to walk from the start point.
Walkers view one of the Gingerbread creations in the store windows.
Walkers discovered many new things on the walk.
Walkers enjoyed a beautiful walk on a beautiful day.
Walkers discovered something new on the walk.
Two walkers decided to relax & enjoy the beauty of the day.
One of the many views walkers will see on the walk.
Another view from the walk.
WELCOME TO THE ANNUAL “WAY OF LIGHTS” WALK: Experience the tradition – bring your family and friends on this most unique volksmarch in the metro-east Illinois area as you walk among over two and a half million miniature lights illuminating trees, figures, and displays that depict the true Christmas story. The Shrine campus will have all their activities available to walkers. Activities include the Christmas Tree & wreath Display, Camel, Donkey & Pony Rides, Petting zoo, Camel rides ($6), Carriage Rides ($65 for 6 people & $100 for 10 people), Kettle corn & refreshments for purchase.
Way of Lights Walk Brochure 2021
Walkers walked the Metro Link bike trail.
Walkers walking the trail pass this railroad sign.
Walkers found this tree in all its beautiful fall colors.
Walkers discovered this newly added trail crossing sign.