Wearing masks were cousins, from left, Aubrey Merrill and Mila Stuble of Salem.
Three-year-old Aubrey Merrill from Salem gives Curious George a high five.
Buckeye Elementary kindergarten teacher Melinda Westbrook was at a station, waving at children, including 4-year-old Skylar Cappitte of Salem.
Four-year-old Mila Stuble from Salem gives Curious George a high five.
Children and parents enjoyed a walk along the nature trail at Salem Waterworth Memorial Park on Saturday. Story Trail 2022 took place, featuring kids’ favorite Curious George. The children followed the instructions and the signs throughout the course. Curious George greeted the children at the end of their walks. Snacks and game masks were provided. The event was co-sponsored by the Salem Public Library, the Salem Department of Parks and Recreation and the City of Salem Schools. In the photo, Lisbon McKinley’s fifth-grade student Aubrey Wolf showed off a curious praying mantis that thrilled children in the park’s playground. Morning Newspaper/JD Creer