The 17th annual Possum Walk benefitting St. Peter's by the Lake Episcopal Church, will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 15.
The route takes participants on the Brazos River Authority trail to Johnson Peak. While the trail is well marked, it is a moderately difficult hike, explained Tammie Callicott, event organizer.
"We don't want anyone to get hurt," she said. "It is self-paced and you can go as slow or fast as you need to and stop at any point."
Participants will be treated to food and refreshments following the end of the walk.
"Several places have donated great prizes for us to give away," she said. "People will want to stick around following the event because they must be present to win. We have so many people that have been here year after year, it's almost like a family reunion, just an amazing experience."
The event helps raise funds for the continued preservation of St. Peters, which was built in 1907. The funds will go toward maintaining the historical landmark, and a percentage will also be donated to community services as well, according to Callicott.
"We always try to help the community in some way," she explained. "We hope to help some underprivileged kids go to camp with a portion of the money we raise this year."
The entry fee for the event is $18 per person. To pre-register, call 940-779--3205 or 940-779-4189.