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June 17: Stiles Thomas Day

Stiles hawk
On Saturday, June 17, Allendale is honoring the memory of Stiles Thomas, human extraordinaire. There's a remembrance in the Celery Farm Nature Preserve at 11 a.m. and a celebration at the nearby historic Fell House from 3 to 5 p.m.

At 11 a.m., the Fyke Nature Association is having a remembrance/memorial service at the Lopez Bench, east of Phair's Pond. Meet at the Green Way entrance.

From 3 to 5 p.m. at the event at the Fell House, You can help remember Stiles by telling a (brief) story about Siles, sharing one of his jokes, or participating in a yodeling contest. 

We’re planning to have a slide show featuring Stiles and his friends and family, plus a display of some of his carvings and his boxing gear.

We’ll supply some snacks but please bring your own beverage.

If you have a digital photo of Stiles you’d like to include in the slide show, email it to [email protected].

The Green Way entrance to the Celery Farm is at the end of Green Way, off the Frankin Turnpike. Please do not block driveways or mailboxes. Green Way: 

The Fell House is located at 475 Franklin Turnpike, caddy-corner from the Celery Farm parking lot. You can park on the northbound side of the Franklin Turnpike so long as you don’t park on the sidewalk (against state law; you could get a ticket, and it's tough on pedestrians).

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