WELCOME TO THE CHESTER, IL PARADE AND GUIDED WALKS: The Illinois Trekkers invite you to join us for a traditional event in Chester, IL. On the walk you will experience a fun filled festival experience in Chester’s 40th Popeye Picnic. Each year, another Popeye character is unveiled and placed within the city limits…who will it be this time and where? There are several characters along the 2 ½ K walk to the Court House and we will finish the 5K and 10K walks from the Court House with our Guided portion of the walks. What is a Guided Walk? This just means we all walk together; no one gets left behind from starting point to end point. Afterwards, you are encouraged to enjoy the many festivities of the Popeye Picnic.
See if you can find these Popeye characters on the walk.
Walkers passed this mural painted by Eve Rather-Broxson.
Walkers stopped in front of Nashville City Hall with the clock from the old city hall.
Even the rain didn’t stop walkers from enjoying the guided walk through Nashville.
Phyllis & Bob Meier welcomed walkers to see their military display & treated walkers to cookies.
Just one view of all the flags that were part of the military display.
Walkers getting ready to start walk.
Walkers found a new friend outside the Science Center in Forrest Park.
4 Walkers walked 5K & 2 walkers walked the 10K walk.
Walkers completed the walk with lunch at the Lakehouse Bar & Grill.
Walkers enjoyed the sites of Downtown St. Louis.
You never know where one of the walkers will end up.
So many places to enjoy on the walk.
Walkers stop for a photo opportunity.
The Illinois Trekkers invite you to a guided walk of Nashville. View the Washington County Court House, the Nashville L&N train depot that is on the National Register of Historic Places & that is a museum for the Washington County Historical Society, the State Movie Theatre, beautiful homes, a home that honors all members of the military & veterans plus a Statue of Liberty, a city park & the Mill ponds. Registration between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 am. Guided walk will start at 9:00.
Walkers will pass the beautiful mural pictured above.
Thursday, August 1, 2019 club meeting has been cancelled!
If anyone is interested in walking, please come to the Shrine for registration at 5:45 pm & walk at 6:00 pm.