Two busloads traveled around Marion County led by tour guide Rex Buchanan. Thanks to all the private spring owners, Marge Summervill, Leslie and Linda Allison, Mel and Marilyn Flaming, the City of Florence, and the City of Marion for sharing your springs. Also thanks to musicians- Greg Zielke and the Tabor Choir and the enchanting ZC duo with Zeke Mcghee and Corey Bell for helping everyone celebrate the beauty and wonder of these gems.
At the end of our tour, guests were invited into thoughtful dialogue and conversation in Water, Water, Everywhere – a panel discussion led by the amazing Rex Buchanan, joined by Jim Hoy and Heidi Mehl. Sound was provided by Scott Martin and map presentation by Brian Stucky. Marion- Florence USD 408 supplied school buses, Quinn Trapp supervised them and Margo Yates and the City of Marion, Community Enrichment Recreation Department hosted everyone at Brooker Central Park.