Wackie Walkers are celebrating 10 years walking on the Point’s roads and trails.
The group will celebrate on October 30 with an anniversary walk, a short program and a potluck feast.
Joe Ferguson, one of the group’s founders, said the Wackie Walkers have met 1,068 times in their 10 years and collectively walked 72,196 miles and consumed 48,060 cups of coffee.
The group will gather at the community center at 8 a.m. for a walk led by Jim Linde. Following the walk the students from Point Roberts primary school will meet the walkers at the community center and sing them a song. Ferguson said in return the walkers will present a U.S. flag that was flown over the Capitol in commemoration of the Wackie Walkers anniversary. “We thought it would be appropriate to give it to the school,” Ferguson said, as the students have frequently shared walks with the group.
Ferguson said they would be reading a proclamation from Whatcom County declaring October 30, 2012 Wackie Walkers Day.
The cornerstone of breakfast following the program will be a pot of chili. There will also be cheeses, boiled eggs and whatever else members add to the table, followed by a special anniversary cake.