Angora Hiking Club celebrated their 100-year Centennial with a drive-by to the oldest living members’ home and a photo at the Astoria Column. Over 20 cars and 30 members honked and waved Angora backpacks to honor Bob and Aletha Westerberg.
The Westerberg’s have been members for more than 65 years. One of their children arrived from Washington, who celebrated the 50th Celebration in 1970 with them.
A memory ‘shadow box’ was presented to the Westerberg’s with thanks for keeping the club going all these years. The parade of cars then went to the Astoria Column for a group picture around the bronze 3-D map. Angora Hiking Club donated that map to the City of Astoria in 1966.
The annual hike to Saddle Mountain was canceled due to COVID-19. That was where the club began in 1920. Many of the club’s events had been canceled in recent months, but with social distancing and masks they are again being offered.
For more information about Angoras please check out the website AngoraHikingClub.org.