Walk for Animals Fundraiser 2015

     The Animal Allies Humane Society 23rd Annual Walk for Animals took place on Saturday, June 6th at Bayfront Festival Park. 

     This event attracted more than 400 human participants and their companion animals. The route follows the Lakewalk from Bayfront Park, behind the DECC to the lift bridge, and back to Bayfront Park. There was also be an obstacle course, vendors, and contests held throughout the morning for cutest puppy, silly pet tricks, and more.

    DSCC member Kelli Griffith, Jon Dyess, George Eggers, and John Woodward photographed the event and donated the photos to Animal Allies.

     Check out the video below to see some of the shots from the 2015 Walk for Animals.

Wirtanen Pioneer Farm 2015

   Our trip to Wirtanen Pioneer Farm took place on Saturday, June 27th.

   DSCC members Kelli Griffith, Pam Broomfield, Bob Lahti, and Jon Dyess made the journey to Markham, MN to photograph all that this historic location has to offer.  

   Wirtanen Pioneer Farm was purchased in 1904 by Eli Wirtanen.  Eli never married nor owned a car.  Most everything Eli needed the land provided. "The forest gives what the forest has."  Nearly everything necessary for life is provided by the earth.  Eli died in 1957 and left the 40 acre farm with roads (built using horse drawn carriages), and close to ten buildings.  The farm is currently up-kept by a group of volunteers using donated funds to preserve the history of this location. Click here to visit their website.

   Check out the video below to see images from this amazing place.