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Where we live: Elma/Marilla/Wales


The Walk for Independence kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday at Elma Village Green.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. for the walk that is celebrating its 10th year.

The walk is on a paved trail at 3007 Bowen Road. Registration is available online at or by calling 685-3976.

The park is wheelchair accessible and dog friendly to those on a leash. Bring a poop bag.

Playground, face painting and popcorn available for children. Complimentary lunch and music. Those who raise more than $25, receive T-shirts.

The nonprofit Independence Foundation uses proceeds to support three independent houses, college scholarships, an equipment loan closet, Christmas wish program, transportation programs and social gatherings.