The borough of Allendale is honoring the Celery Farm's one and only marsh, Stiles Thomas, and his wife Lillian for their long and tireless efforts on behalf of the 107-acre natural area and the town itself.
On Saturday, Sept. 13, the borough is having a picnic at 6 p.m. at Crestwood Lake's red barn. Fyke Association is supplying a band and and a cake, and is also having guided tours of the Celery Farm throughout the day.
So mark your calendars.
The celebration is in honor of Stiles' 25 years as marsh warden and Sis' many
contributions -- from serving on town boards to helping with the
butterfly garden to working with Stiles to preserve more land for
(I wish I had a good photo of them together to run instead of these two images, because of I think of Stiles and Lillian as inseparable, but you can't win 'em all.)
Details are in this week's Villadom Times, and I know the Town Journal will be writing something soon as well.
You can e-mail me and my wife Patty Finn at firstname.lastname@example.org to rsvp, to get more information, or to volunteer with the guided walks or the picnic. More info will be posted at fykenature.org down the road.