Congratulations and Thank You, Mellonie and Friends!

2013Mellonie Sanborn successfully completed a 22-plus-mile hike to benefit the Trail Conference’s future headquarters at the Darlington Schoolhouse on Saturday, July 20 . Accompanying Mellonie were three other Trail Conference members and volunteers: Ed DiSalvo from West Milford, NJ, and Irene and Gary Auleta from Franklin Lakes, NJ. Chris Norris from Norwood, NJ, and Trail Conference Development Director Don Weise supplied water, snacks, and words of encouragement for two-thirds of the groups hike. Starting at 7:15am from 2013Darlington Schoolhouse on Rt 202 in Mahwah, NJ, Mellonie and crew hiked to Senator Frank Lautenberg Visitor Center in Sterling Forest State Park in New York in 10.25 hours, in temperatures reaching into the 90s, to complete their through-hike, ending at the visitor center at 5:30pm.

Mellonie’s hike to benefit Darlington Schoolhouse has raised $1,680 so far. The Trail Conference is still collecting donations towards the benefit hike.  Help us get Mellonie to $2,000!  To ensure that your gift is acknowledged as a tribute to Mellonie, put “Go Mellonie!” in the Special Instructions box. 

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To ensure that your gift is acknowledged as a tribute to Mellonie, put “Go Mellonie!” in the Special Instructions box. – See more at: http://blog-dsh.nynjtc.org/?p=370#sthash.oOWs98R7.dpuf

About Trail Walker

Since 1920, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has partnered with parks to create, protect, and promote a network of more than 2,100 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. The Trail Conference organizes volunteer service projects that keep these trails open, safe, and enjoyable for the public. We publish maps and books that guide public use of these trails. The Trail Conference is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization with a membership of 10,000 individuals and 100 clubs with a combined membership of 100,000 active, outdoor-loving people.
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