Walkers gathered early at the Laurel Mountain Park shelter house in Laurel Mountain Borough, Pennsylvania, in weather so cold they started the walk early to avoid getting cold while waiting.
The walkers were participating in a Santa Hat Event, which began with an almost-one-mile walk along the Borough roads. One of the 14 walkers was a member of the Beanery Writers Group, Anna Beck. Carolyn Cornell Holland, initiator of the event and facilitator of the writers group was unable to walk due to a minor leg injury.
The walk ended up at the Holland residence, where the program for the day was scheduled because of the need for a Wi-Fi service (not available at the shelter house) that was to connect us to the Santa Hat Challenge in Brocton, Massachusetts.
Three Beanery Writers Group members live in Laurel Mountain Borough: Joanne McGough, Mary Marcum, and Carolyn. Joanne led singing of Santa songs while Mary, Anna, and Carolyn read holiday items.
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