Loonsday will have some new looks

Staff Writer

The 35th annual Loonsday 5-mile walk/run will be held on June 2 with a new start time of 9 a.m.. The walk begins and ends at the historical Old Schoolhouse, 4000 Colville Road, Loon Lake.
The walk was first started 35 years ago when some local residents decided rather than participating in Bloomsday, to start their own walk. They got together with some seed money from the Loon Lake Property Association, marked off the route, organized volunteers, and the walk has been going on every year since.
Proceeds are donated to community projects ranging from school books for Loon Lake Elementary School, donations to the fire department and emergency medical services and improvements to Loon Lake Schoolhouse.
Longtime Loon Lake residents, Trish Schwartz and Megan Hill are organizing the race this year. Among the changes is moving the start from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.