That was the yearly count of the grand fourth of July party at Liz Noll's lakeside mental health and healing center in Denville, N.J. The party was by all accounts a smashing event and a joyous day. The weather was hot and the water cool as deep human connections were made and maintained. But the big event on the fourth is just the cherry on the top of the cake that is the summer at Liz's.
The Lakeside center opened early this year, july 25 was the day the first arrivals (this reporter included) started streaming in. As of this writing there are still folks reaping the good will that Liz so generously offers. The official summer open house season officially ends august 13 when the two grandchildren of her 6th son Damien (who when I spoke with him was extremely happy to have his children Terah and Thibault Noll benefiting from extended time in the new jersey wellspring) get on the plane for their return home to France.
Liz's Lakeside Center (LLC) is the site of a month long coming and going of folks happy to be where they are, namely Liz Noll's house in the fat days of summer. Liz generously and cheerfully houses all comers (at times there were up to 2o over night guests). She also provides the food, drink, and requisite transportation and logistics to maintain them. Her actions are the model for the communal living experiment that she produces and guides each year. A Herculean task for anyone, at 85 Liz Noll is still chairing the event with great aplomb.
In brief - Liz Noll: A Valiant Women. A great shoutout of thanks for her continued being, and her loving example of sharing.