Community members gather for peace and remembrance at first Memory Mile

Memory Mile 2021 was held at Robbins Park April 11. The Memory Mile walk was organized by Hinsdale's Christine Marzullo. Participants paused at different reflection stops along the course, with prompts like "birth" and "life." Among the attendees were several friends of Kendall Pickering, who died unexpectedly in December at age 15, including Kit Schneider and Lindsey Drumm. The teens wrote messages on balloons for the "peace release" portion of the walk. By the time they finished, each balloon was almost covered with their sentiments. Please turn to Page 16 for more photos. (Jim Slonoff photo)