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Mendo Lake Family Life

Hike for Hope

Hope is necessary for getting through difficult circumstances. And an important part of sustaining hope, research says, is connecting with other people. Enter the Community Day of Hope, sponsored by California Hope, a project of Lake Family Resource Center that aims to help Lake County recover from recent wildfires. The free event, which will be held on August 17, 8 a.m.–2 p.m., at Highland Springs Recreation Area in Lakeport, will begin with a moderately hilly hike, with views of Mount Konocti, around Highland Springs Reservoir. Participants will get their choice of a free water bottle or t-shirt. After the hike, walkers can dine on their own picnics at noon and then be treated to ice cream cones, which will be served at 1 p.m. Throughout the day, attendees may swim in the reservoir (there is no lifeguard) and add their positive visions of Lake County to the Banner of Hope.