2018-09-06 / Life in Leelanau

Yogi’s happy; 200 attend


WITH A patrol vehicle in front, about 200 WITH A patrol vehicle in front, about 200 Who else but Yogi Beare would help organize a bridge walk set in the middle of National Park Service land?

Welcome to the 23rd annual Glen Lake bridge walk.

Beare, whose first name is really JoAnne, joined Tom Plasman and Bill Thompson in putting together a short walk that served to unite the community after a busy summer.

Beare and Plasman are from Empire, while Bill and Dottie Thompson of Glen Arbor helped to organize the first Glen Lake parade.

Donations were taken and T-shirts sold, with proceeds helping the Empire Area Community Center with its causes of helping community members through rough times and organizing Empire Anchor Day.

A Sheriff’s patrol car and a vehicle from the Glen Arbor Fire Dept. provided escorts.

— Photos by Don Miller



PARTICIPANTS WAVE and walk while traversing the Glen Lake Bridge. PARTICIPANTS WAVE and walk while traversing the Glen Lake Bridge.

0 participants stroll the Glen Lake bridge walk. 0 participants stroll the Glen Lake bridge walk.

WALK ORGANIZERS, from left, are Yogi Beare of Empire, Bill Thompson of Glen Arbor and Tom Plasman of Empire. WALK ORGANIZERS, from left, are Yogi Beare of Empire, Bill Thompson of Glen Arbor and Tom Plasman of Empire.

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