History and outdoor enthusiasts alike joined at Jennings State Park Saturday for a hike commemorating a piece of George Washington-related Butler County history.
Visitors learned of Washington's near-death experience while traveling through the area in 1753, back when the president was a loyal British citizen.
The various hikes at the event ranged in length, but all had a tasty end in common: slices of cherry pie. Saturday was Washington's 288th birthday, so hikers munched his favorite treat to celebrate.
This is an excerpt from a story that appears in Monday's Butler Eagle.