Karen Land will be at the Wells County Public Library in Bluffton (200 West Washington Street, Bluffton, IN 46714) on Thursday, October 24 from 6:30-8:00 pm, as part of the 2019 One Book One County program. The main character of the 2019 One Book One County title “Diamond Willow” is a 12-year old girl that loves mushing. Learn more about the sport by attending this Iditarod dog mushing/racing presentation.
The sport of dog mushing is a dance across some of the most remote wilderness on Earth. Completing the Iditarod is among the most difficult feats in all of sports. More people have reached the summit of Mount Everest than have made it to the Iditarod finish line behind a team of dogs.
In the sport of mushing, a sled dog team is often referred to as a “string of dogs.” Karen’s current string is made up of Alaskan Huskies, Romano and Noggin; one Corgi-Springer mix named Chloe; and a 15-year old German Jagd Terrier named Jigs. If all goes as planned, Karen will be bringing one or more of her dogs with her for the talk.
Karen Land is a writer, professional public speaker, and three-time participant in the Iditarod as well as many other endurance dog sled races in Montana, Maine, Idaho, Wyoming, Canada, and Alaska. Over the last nineteen years, she’s given over a thousand dog-mushing presentations at schools, public libraries, museums, women’s expos, and sport shows across the country.
This free event is open to the public. This program is best for school-age children and adults, but all ages are welcome. Registration is appreciated. Sign up here.
The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.