Walkers stop in the park with a view that makes walkers feel like they are walking in the country.
The Main Street 5k walk and the Cemetery 5k walk both pass the Miners Memorial. Marissa is a quiet little town where walkers may hear a roaster crow or a cow moo.
Walkers pause at the Veterans Memorial in St. Charles.
Walkers on the 5k Cemetery walk will see the Veterans Memorial in the Marissa Cemetery. Walkers can start between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Walk at your own pace. Walkers must be finished by 3:00 pm. All walkers will have a chance to win an Illinois Bicentennial lapel pin.
Walkers getting ready to step off on the Litchfield YRE 5k and 10k walk.
Walkers stop at the confluence of the Mississippi River & the Missouri River. Walkers walked in honor of Fallen Veterans.
The Illinois Trekkers invite you to walk historic Marissa to help Marissa celebrate their Coal Festival and Illinois celebrate their bicentennial. Starting in the late 1800s and continuing to the present day, one of the largest local industries has been the mining of steam coal. Currently most of the coal mined here is burned to generate electricity. The Marissa Coal Festival is held each year on the second weekend of June. The activities begin Thursday evening & run through Saturday night with the crowning of the Festival queen. Saturday afternoon features a parade that begins at 4:00 pm. Walkers can start between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Walk at your own pace. Walkers must be finished by 3:00 pm. All walkers will have a chance to win an Illinois Bicentennial lapel pin.
Finally a beautiful spring morning for a walk.
Walkers enjoyed a stop at Bobby’s for a refreshing treat.
Walkers enjoyed a beautiful spring day with purple martins in the air and flowers in bloom.