John Muir’s Birthday Party
April 19th 10:00-2:30
Come join the WI Friends of John Muir, Ice Age Trail, and Marquette Co. Healthy Community Healthy Youth, to celebrate John Muir’s Birthday and Earth Day. There are three parts to the celebration. Feel free to join us for one or all.
10:00-11:00 Earth Day Clean Up at John Muir County Park on Hwy F in
Marquette County,7 miles south of Montello. Bring gloves, and
wear sturdy shoes.
11:00-12:15 Wilderness Act: Recognition of the historic passage of the Wilderness
Act: Shahla Werner, John Muir Chapter of the Sierra Club
John Muir’s Story and History Hike
Hear the tale of John Muir’s boyhood in Marquette County and
hike into the adjacent prairie boarding Ennis Lake. Kathleen
McGwin and Daryl Christensen will be your guides.
12:30- 1:30 Lunch - Bring your lunch and picnic at the park or travel to Vaughn Hall,
55 West Montello Street, and eat in the old dance hall upstairs. Visit
the John Muir Exhibit: From the Old World to the New and other
displays downstairs. You can also choose to eat at local restaurants in
1:30-2:15 Free Children’s Concert at Vaughn Hall in Montello- The Prairie Sands
Band will entertain children and adults alike with a
combination of childhood favorites, folk tunes, original songs,
and a few foot stomping jigs.
2:15 DELICIOUS John Muir BIRTHDAY CAKE prepared by Chef Lynn Bult
The Easter Bunny will be in town and an Easter Egg Hunt will occur at Rendezvous’ at 2:30.