Alice's Restaurant walk helps fight diseaseAP , Associated Press
May. 20, 2013 8:25 AM ET
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — About 130 people have retraced Arlo Guthrie's journey immortalized in the song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" to raise money and awareness for Huntington's disease.
The six-mile "Guthrie Historic Garbage Trail Walk" now in its 13th year, runs from the former Alice's Restaurant in Stockbridge to the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington.
Arlo Guthrie's father, Woody Guthrie, died of complications from the neuromuscular disorder it in 1967.
The walk Sunday roughly followed the route covered by Arlo Guthrie and a friend in 1965 following a Thanksgiving Day dinner at Alice's Restaurant. Guthrie and his friend were arrested for littering after they dumped trash down an embankment because the town dump was closed.
The Berkshire Eagle (http://bit.ly/14nyoWZ ) reports that the amount raise has yet to be determined, but last year's walk raised about $10,000.
Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com