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Friday, February 24, 2017


     Our friends on the west side have spent years working to create a magnificent linear park, "The Ludlam Trail". The 6-mile chunk of land used to be a train route. The Trail is 2/3 of the way to becoming a reality but additional funding is needed.
 Six miles of real estate doesn't come cheap.

     Here's where you come in. 
You've invited to trod the trail (still owned by the train company) this Saturday, February 25th. 
   Come, enjoy a walk on the Trail that will soon be a park.

   Every year the good people working to create this new park stage a wonderful event, "Ludlam Lights".  It enables you to visit the proposed park at twilight (5-7 pm), when it is aglow with hundreds of small lanterns. It even starts with a parade this year!
  It's a lovely event where you get some exercise, see your friends, and enjoy the hundreds of luminaries lighting the trail. There will be a lantern contest and free beer as well.  
    This year, participants will help set out the lanterns to light things up.  That, and the event itself, begin at 5 pm.  There will be bands along the trail as well.  Last year over 600 participants enjoying this family-friendly event and this year promises to be bigger.
    The weather forecast for Saturday is good.   There will be plenty of parking in the South Miami High School parking lot, 6856 SW 53 St.
  Francesca and I are going when the sun sets. We hope to see you when the luminaries begin to glow. 

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