horn pond

Friends of Mary Cummings ParkThe Horn Pond Memorial Lantern Walk is open to all who wish to walk together to remember our cherished loved ones who have passed away from our earth. We light our lanterns to signify our connections with each other and those whose spirits are still with us. Each year hundreds of lantern walkers circle Horn Pond together with light. If you would like to make your own lantern for someone in your life you are welcome to the Lantern Workshops at Whole Foods. We will have ready made lanterns at the pond and ask for a donation for the work of the Friends of Mary Cummings Trust Park to keep the trust left to the public by Mary Cummings.

I took some pictures at Horn Pond on Thanksgiving morning 2009 and after posting them online I was contacted by beyondmegapixels.com and asked to write a guest article. It was posted on 2/09/10. There is also a link to my Picasa page there as well which I just tossed some random photos into but I will be putting something more structured together later and adding a link to my flikr page.

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Shamrock Running Club'Bare Foot Tim,' a local runner from the Shamrock Running Club in Woburn, will be running a consecutive 36 hours around Horn Pond beginning at 7:00am Today 10/23/09 and running until 7:00pm Saturday 10/24/09 raising funds and collecting nonperishable food items for Woburn Council of Social Concern Food Pantry. Please stop down to ' the Pond ' and cheer Bare Foot Tim on and stop by the parking lot with your food items. Timothy Stott will have his pick up truck in the parking lot on Lake Ave from Friday 7:00am thru 7:00pm, Let's fill it up !

Thanks for all your help.
PS - these are tough times for us all, but the Food Pantry NEEDS your help now more than ever.  Anything will help.

I didn't realize it was Earth Day when I set out for a walk around nearby Horn Pond.  I'm simply looking to get back into the swing of a regular exercise routine now that temperate weather is upon us here.  But soaking in this early spring morning certainly wound up being a compelling way to start Earth Day 2009.

Horn Pond is one of our gems in Woburn, of course. But undiscovered it's not. Unless its pouring rain or 10 degrees, you can usually expect a lot of company walking around the pond (good for social capital, right?!?). Or unless it's 4:30 a.m.