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Grace Outdoors Hosts 10th Annual ‘Hiking, Hot Chocolate and Headlamps’ Event

Grace Outdoors, Grace College’s outdoor club, is partnering with Boundless, a  recreational recovery community, to host the 10th annual “Hiking, Hot Chocolate and Headlamps” event on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The free event, sponsored by Kosciusko Cares Youth Services, is open to the public and will begin at the Gordon Health and Wellness Center, 100 Publishers Dr., Winona Lake.

“Join us for a thrilling nighttime hiking experience around Winona Lake that promises laughter, excitement and great memories,” said Matt Metzger, director of Grace Outdoors. “As the sun sets, the trails come alive with a sense of mystery and wonder –  whether you’re a seasoned night hiker or a first-timer, there’s something magical about exploring Winona Lake after dark.”

After the hike is complete, the group will enjoy hot chocolate and snacks as they share stories in the warmth of a campfire.

The event is free, but donations will be collected for a family in the community affected by tragedy. Those who give a donation of any size will be entered to win a number of prizes, including a grand prize of $500. The money collected from donations will be presented to the family at the end of the hike.

“While it’s always fun to be active and connect with the community, the gift given at the end of the night is the most impactful part every year,” said Shelly Metzger, founder of Boundless. “It’s amazing what can happen when a community rallies together in the spirit of generosity!”


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