Vinland’s Second Winter Walkabout was a huge success as $8,458 was raised in pledges donations and raffle ticket sales. The event Feb. 19 at Vinland National Center in Loretto drew a crowd of more than 150 outdoor enthusiasts. Inside a heated tent, attendees listened to live music performed by the Scandinavian ensemble Skålmusik, enjoyed a hot lunch, and entered raffle drawings. Walkabout attendees folded 140 origami cranes for the Cranestorm Project, an awareness project organized by the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota. The goal of the project is to accumulate 100,000 origami cranes to represent each Minnesotan living with a brain injury.
All proceeds raised from the Second Annual Winter Walkabout benefit Vinland’s “Expanding the Promise” capital campaign. You can learn more about the campaign online at www.VinlandCenter.org/ExpandingthePromise. Access Press was one of the event sponsors. Above left, a group ventured out on snowshoes. At right, one of the participants started out on the Trail.