On Saturday, the Lodi Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance held a walking stick giveaway for young hikers.
The sticks were collected along the Ice Age Trail and de-barked by the local scout troupe. Volunteers Patti Herman, Charlotte Wilson, and Terry and Richard Haag helped the young people choose a stick that fit, then took them inside to collect a bag filled with beads, stickers, and other items to help them get started decorating and personalizing them.
Pictured: Emma, Eloise, Jo, and Will take time to choose just the right walking stick for themselves.
A Lodi native, Blaze attended the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay where he graduated with a degree in theatre technology & design. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world–including a 6-year stint in China. He has been a teacher, a writer, a designer, and is the founder of the Redleaf Consulting Group.