Walkers registering before the walk.
Walkers walked past the O’Fallon Station where farmers markets are held.
Walkers on the trail.
The walkers went past this log cabin.
Bob Buzolich, AVA Regional Director, awarded Scott Billhartz Treasurer of the
Lebanon Cedar Cruisers, a 35th Anniversary Award,
a Meritorious Award to Bill Malina, President of
Lebanon Cedar Cruisers for 25 years, and a Commendation Award to Scott. The Lebanon Cedar Cruisers disbanded late last year due to Bill’s
health. Highland was one of the Lebanon Cedar
Cruisers signature traditional walks.
Walkers registering at the start table for the walk.
Walkers talking with fellow walkers before starting to walk.
The historic Plaza Square that was the site of the start point tor the walk.
MAY 22 – WALK WITH THE SAINT LOUIS WALKERS, THE GATEWAY MILERS, AND THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS, IN FLORISSANT. This is the walk that SHOULD have happened May 8, but due to thunderstorms, it had to be postponed.
WALK WITH THE SAINT LOUIS WALKERS AT THE VALLEY OF THE FLOWERS FESTIVAL* IN FLORISSANT, MISSOURI. This walk is dedicated to the memory of Jackie Burgoon who was a member of the Saint Louis Walkers, the Illinois Trekkers, and the Gateway Milers for many years. We feel an affectionate bond with her and want to honor her for her determination to keep on walking despite serious health issues.
Walkers will pass the Swiss style city hall on the walk.
WELCOME TO HIGHLAND, ILLINOIS with their historic Plaza Square and beautiful tree-lined streets. Highland is one of the oldest Swiss settlements in the United States. It was founded in 1831 by Swiss pioneers from Sursee, Switzerland and has shared the title of “Sister City” with Sursee since 1976. Highland’s historic district is where the walk starts and ends with the city’s landmark fountain and Plaza Square Park, The landmark Lory Theatre is also part of the historic district. Highland is the birthplace of Pet Milk and Schott Brewery. It is the 7th safest community in Illinois! The first Volksmarch in Highland was 40 years ago! Enjoy the walk!
Click the link below to see the Highland Walk brochure.
Walkers will see this unique carved tree in the Historic Plaza Square.