Mount Wachusett Community College’s 1st annual Hike for the Humanities fundraiser on Saturday, October 18th meeting at 8:30am in the Wachusett Visitor Center parking lot in Princeton, MA. The event includes hiking to the summit of Wachusett Mountain from 2 to 5 miles on hiking trails or a paved road. With the goal to raise at least $6,000, funding will endow annual themed public humanities programming such as book discussions, lectures, humanities performances, films, and activities that strengthens humanities education within north central Massachusetts. This fundraiser supports MWCC’s 1 million National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge grant. All funds will be matched 50% by NEH. To date, the college has already raised $225,000 or almost one quarter of the match.