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FOURTH ANNUAL TRISTAN BILLMAYER SUICIDE WALK/AWARENESS WALK A SUCCESS

 

September 12, 2018

Shown here is the majority of the walkers as they set out on the 8 mile walk back into Turner. There were people of all ages, young and old. Every couple miles were yard signs, that gave encouragement and words of advice like the one shown, "Not all wounds are so obvious. Walk GENTLY in the lives of others." The signs had a serene backdrop of Nature under the Big Flat skies with harvest well underway in the background. It was such a quiet, beautiful day for the walk. Shown here are a portion of little ones that rode their bicycle from the Catholic Church back into Turner. All but about a half mile was on pavement so biking was pretty enjoyable to the kiddos. They managed to get into town rather quickly and then had fun on the playground at the park while waiting for the walkers to come in. It was a day of camaraderie and spreading awareness.

The fourth Annual Tristan Billmayer Suicide/Awareness Walk was a huge success on Sunday under the sunny Big Flat skies. The day was kicked off with a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Turner/Hogeland Lions Club. The fantastic meal, which is a specialty cooked by these men on the Big Flat, is always looked forward to each time they host a breakfast. A large crowd took advantage of this specialty and were able to fill their stomachs before the 8 mile walk later in the morning.

When the meal concluded, the crowd moved to the Turner School Gymnasium where they had a short assembly with gues...



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