Blairwalk 2 was completed in May and raised over $12,000. Jeff Blair, Indiana Lincoln Highway Association (INLHA) President, walked form Dyer, IN to the Ohio border (152 miles roughly) along the 1928 alignment of the Lincoln Highway to raise awareness and funds for both the INLHA and the Alzheimer’s Association. Jeff reported good weather for the most part and wonderful Hoosier hospitality in every way. He even went “national” being interviewed by Dave Nemo for Sirius radio one morning.
This is Jeff’s second walk on the LH having completed the 171 mile walk along the original 1912 route of the LH in 2011. He wants to thank all of those who walked along with him, those who made donations for these causes, his wife for putting up with his shenanigans, and the many people who welcomed him into their businesses, museums, restaurants and hotels along the way. The INLHA offers a big thanks to Jeff for this wonderful project!
Jeff Blair has begun his walk across the Lincoln Highway in Indiana following the 1928 route. Today Jeff visited the St. John Township School District #2 (1853 to 1907) school house located at 1515 W. Lincoln Highway in Schererville, Indiana. This one-room school house is currently used as an educational field trip for St. John Township fourth grade students. It is run by retired teachers, who wear period clothing, to demonstrate what life was like for students in the 1800s.
There is still time to pledge for this project. Help the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association raise the matching funds necessary to receive our National Parks Service Byway Grant for a Corridor Management Study. Your support is appreciated. You can pledge by PayPal on our home page: http://indianalincolnhighway.org
Jeff Blair, the President of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association is walking across Indiana again. This time he is walking the 1928 route of Indiana Lincoln Highway. The purpose of the walk is to raise funds which will be divided equally between the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association and the Alzheimer’s Association. You can read more out it on our home page, where you can pledge and contribute via the PayPal link.
Also visit Jeff’s Blog: http://www.blairwalk.com/
Download the pledge form: http://blairwalk.s3.amazonaws.com/blairwalk-pledge-2014.pdf
Here is Jeff’s schedule:
April 25 Dyer to Merrillville 11 miles
April 26 Merrillville to Valparaiso 15 miles
April 27 Valparaiso to Hanna 12 miles
April 28 Hanna to Hamlet 13 miles
April 29 Hamlet to Plymouth 15 miles
April 30 Plymouth to Etna Green 15 miles
May 1 Etna Green to Warsaw 15 miles
May 2 Warsaw to Columbia City 17 miles
May 3 Columbia City to Ft Wayne 14 miles
May 4 Ft Wayne to New Haven 13 miles
May 5 New Haven to IN/OH border 14 miles