Mike and Blanche’s Love Tree

It’s kindness day at PFC and our younger camp girls are enjoying
activities including mural painting, relay races and bunk competitions,
all centered around the theme of kindness.  It’s like a love bomb around
here! The younger boys are at Costas family fun park, while the Seniors
and Hi-Seniors head home from their trips today.

Speaking of kindness and love, here’s a good camp story, and it’s true.
There once was a married couple named Mike and Blanche Milligan who taught
nature and hiking to PFC campers for many years. When “Uncle Mike’ passed
away several years ago, his wife “Aunt Blanche” planted an apple tree in
his memory in front of the camp office.  Miraculously, a wild berry tree
grew up right next to it and their branches and trunks intertwined over
the years. Now it looks like one tree that grows both apples and berries.
Aunt Blanche turned 97 this year. May their trees and their legacy
continue to grow together here at Pine Forest forevermore.

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