Photos by Marlena Sloss/The Herald
Kathy Burton, left, her son, Brian Howell, and Donna Oeding, all of Jasper, paused after replacing the flowers at the grave of Kathy’s late husband, Tony, during the fourth annual Remembrance Walk hosted by the Ireland Knights of Columbus at St. Mary Church in Ireland on Saturday. Tony, who died in September 2016 from pancreatic cancer, was a Knights of Columbus member and had participated in the walk with Kathy. “(There’s) good memories,” Kathy said. “The walk was something that he was passionate about and we can continue to share together.”
Participants stopped at the first reflection point, the flag, during the Remembrance Walk. The walk included eight reflection points where participants stopped to think about their loved ones and reflect on various themes.
Terri Buchta of Loogootee, left, Sara Beck of Jasper and Brenda Young of Jasper took a selfie before the Remembrance Walk.
Proceeds from the Remembrance Walk go to the Ireland Knights of Columbus Teddy Bear Project, which has raised over $27,000 to donate over 8,000 teddy bears to children in need in the tri-state area. "It's been a vision of just bringing the community together," co-organizer Jesse Bachman of Ireland said. "That's what its all about, to raise money to keep the teddy bears going. I've got a lot of people telling me it's helped them."
Kwynn Lemond of Jasper, 3, right, Terri Hollinden of Ireland, Julie Schutz of Jasper, Dave Hollinden of Ireland and Rachel Hollinden of Ireland stopped at the statue of the Virgin Mary during the Remembrance Walk. The group walked representing Girl Scout Troop 357.