Walkers and runners seemed undeterred by cloudy skies June 15, at the 17th annual Possum Walk benefitting St. Peter's by the Lake Episcopal Church.
"The weather held out for us," said Tammie Callicott, event organizer. "We had a good turn out and saw around 35 entries."
The route took participants along the Brazos River Authority trail to Johnson Peak and featured a self-paced walk.
"It is more about the fellowship and reunion of past participants," she said. "We have so many people that have been here year after year, it's almost like a family reunion, just an amazing experience."
A finish line celebration included food and refreshments.
"This is definitely something we couldn't have done without our sponsors," she added. "All the businesses that donate prizes and volunteers that help make it a success year after year are so important."
The event raised funds for the continued preservation of St. Peters, which was built in 1907. The funds will go toward maintaining the historical landmark and towards community services as well, according to Callicott.
Participants came from many areas throughout the state and brought along their furry friends as well.
"We saw lots of people who brought their dogs this year," she added. "I can't think of a better way to stay healthy for someone and their pet to come join us at the walk."
Walkers and runners, along with their furry friends, begin the route to Johnson Peak Saturday at the 17th annual Possum Walk benefitting St. Peter s by the Lake Episcopal Church. (Sarah Howard)