Recapping the island family hike and film party
Posted June 1, 2022 at 7:23 pm by San Juan Update
The San Juan Island Trails Committee and Friday Harbor Film Festival share their perspective on the family events they hosted this past Sunday.
Last Sunday at 11 a.m., 32 people met in the parking area at the intersection of Roche Harbor and West Valley roads. Led by two high school girls — Lucy and Ava Martin — along with sixth grader Milo Martin, the happy group headed up to the Roche Harbor Highlands, then to Briggs Lake before spreading out on Picnic Rock.
As the families settled in for lunch, the lake was shimmering, with bald eagles announcing their presence. Elexis Fredy, National Historic Park Superintendent, explained her role in taking care of our National Parks. Everyone listened carefully, as our parks are well loved here. We were lucky the Fredy women — Elexis, Annabelle and Emilie — came, as it was Emilie Fredy’s eighth birthday. A round of Happy Birthday ended the happy affair.
Newly elected Mark Noyes of the Trails Committee decided on the spot this was to become a yearly event before graduation ceremonies in June.
As the Martins set a brisk pace around the rest of the lake, everyone was excited to meet back at the Grange at 4 p.m. for the screening of three great films. The films were donated by the Friday Harbor Film Festival, along with projectionist Malcom Suttles, who gave his time for everyone.
It was a great island family day!
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