GOOD TURNOUT FOR FAMILY DAY AT THE SUMMERSTOWN TRAILS IN SPITE OF THE COLD
The FOTST photograph (above) is kids from Williamstown on skis for the first time at Family Day 2015.
Canadians are indeed a hardy breed. In spite of the bitter cold conditions – the temperature “warmed up” to about minus 14 by mid-afternoon – more than 175 participants came out to the Summerstown Trails on Family Day, including a well-dressed 14-month old from Williamstown who brought out his whole family of five to enjoy winter fun.
This was the 4th annual Family Day hosted by the Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) and for many families, it was a great opportunity to experience XC skiing or snowshoeing for the first time at no cost as all the equipment is available free of charge throughout the day.
The sun was shining and being active on the wind-sheltered forest trails guaranteed that everyone came back from their outing warm enough to stick around and a enjoy the free hot dogs and marshmallows that were being offered. One young lad even mentioned that frozen cookies tasted better!
FOTST Board Member and organizer Mary Lou Leroux specially wished to thank the nearly 20 FOTST volunteers who came out to help and make sure that everything ran smoothly. All the volunteers had smiles on their faces, specially the hot dog “chefs” who stood a bit closer to their barbecues on this day.