‘Luminary’ hike attracted nearly 200 for pleasant stroll through parks
With a 50 degree temperature difference, seven days apart, Feb. 20 proved to be an ideal night for a winter hike through the Pelican Rapids park system.
A crowd estimated at nearly 200 strolled a candlelit trail for the Park Department’s first winter “Luminary Walk.”
Dozens of volunteers worked on the successful family event, which included seven fireplace locations and candle luminaries throughout the community.
Originally set for Feb. 13, the event was postponed a week because of the brutal cold snap. The previous weekend, temperatures neared 30 degrees below. But on Feb. 20, the temperatures approached 30 degrees above.
Park board members Amy King and Kate Martinez said that the Luminary Walk will almost certainly become an annual event—if the temperature is somewhere above zero degrees.