Recapping the island family hike and film party

Posted June 1, 2022 at 7:23 pm by

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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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