Ortona, Fl. -- Saturday morning several dozen area residents and visitors were lead on a nature walk at Ortona's Indian Mound Park by Larry Luckey, Sr., local historian and Glades property appraiser. Joining Luckey, for whom the park is named, were Archaeologist John Beriault and storyteller and Humanities Scholar Carol Mahler taking turns speaking about the park's features and history on a "Literary Nature Walk" sponsored by the Ortona Community Libary under a grant from the Florida Humanities Council under the National Endowment for the Humanities. (photo: Larry Luckey speaking to the visitors at the park)
Also working on the project were naturalist Richard Workman and Turkey Creek residents Fran and Bob Way. Ms. Mahler will be leading a reading and discussion program on Florida literature and local history at the Ortona library at noon for the next four Wednesdays as part of the project. Contact Fran Way for registration at 675-7880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.