Bagpipes & Bonfire
Lake Forest Open Lands Assocation
The Occasion: A tradition for many families, Lake Forest Open Lands Association (LFOLA) hosted its signature Bagpipes & Bonfire event, marking the beginning of fall along the North Shore.
The Scene: The Middlefork Farm Nature Preserve on the west side of Lake Forest was transformed into a Scottish playground—from Highland games for the kids, to a cigar and Scotch bar for the adults.
The Highlights: As it is each year, heartstrings are tugged as a lone bagpiper belted out a rendition of “Amazing Grace” before the enormous brush pile was set ablaze at dusk.
The End Tally: Funds raised from the event will go toward the continued preservation and support of LFOLA’s 800 acres of land, six nature preserves, and vast educational programs for children and adults.
Photography by Larry Miller