The road of planning this event was long. For those of you who don’t know how it came to be that I was involved in this event, it was unexpected and unplanned. The fabulous ladies who founded this org and ran the first 4 years’ events had quietly decided it was time for them to move on. When word got out that there would not be a 5th annual, many of us were worried about the notion that there would be no more. The Walk to Remember is a large event and is becoming a tradition. It is also quite beautiful. So, 10 of us got together and decided to keep it going. It was all so worth it!! The weather was horrible. As I was driving to the park from my house at 530am, the windshield started getting mistier and mistier as I drove west. By the time I arrived at the park, it was a definite drizzle and so very cold. Glad I was wearing a long sleeve undershirt, my event shirt, a down vest, and my ski parka, and also the fabulous “Team Triple J” scarves to honor Jill’s twins JL and JL, and Jenny’s daughter Jillian. And to think we were worried that a scarf would be too hot to wear! By the time dawn came, it was foggy and overcast, and had started a light rain. The good news is that when it came time for the actual program to take place on the lawn, the rain stopped! There were so many people there. I am so grateful to have been a part of this year’s event planning, and I am looking forward to report on all the good things we are doing with the funds that we raised yesterday. The money that is raised funds Bereavement Care Packages, which are delivered to the local area hospitals to give to families at the time of their loss. The packages contain books and resource information, tips about saving keepsakes and mementos, contact info for support persons in the area, and much more. I have more pictures of the registration and silent auction areas, the vendors, have to upload them. If you want to stay in the loop on the Walk to Remember, email me and I will add you to the newsletter list.