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Red Lily Pond Herring Run

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Submitted by Steve Brown, Craigville, Massachusetts: herring run

It really was a magical day for our community. Craigville goes back to the 1870s as a Chautauqua community and it is very complex. Thirty very different people responded to our invitation to gather for the ceremony and Avis Strong Park spoke eloquently about Radical Joy for Hard Times and the need for us all to love the earth and everyone really resonated, despite their very different perspectives, and then she, as the eldest person present took a scissors with the youngest person present, my little grandson Mark Erasmus Elliott, and “cut the ribbon” to formally open and bless a little footbridge over the herring run that we have been working to build since the 1990’s.

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