Highlights: Last week for Big Dig ! Big Dig adds 2,200 feet in first three weeks. Southern crew still working McGill Creek. Volunteer Service Recognition. Get a form to keep track of hours . . . .
Spring Big Dig ends June 10. Over 2,200 feet have been added with a combination of our regular crew and volunteers. Now is the chance to organize your hiking club, church or civic group or company to work on the Cumberland Trail. Work week is Wednesday thru Saturday. Work continues south from Devil’s Breakfast Table on Daddys Creek in Cumberland County. Accommodations available near-by complements of the CTC.
This project qualifies as a Tennessee Promise volunteer commitment activity.
Download the Big Dig 2017 information flier HERE.
For more information and daily locations contact the CTC office: firstname.lastname@example.org
The CTC Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held at Fort Bluff during the last week of BreakAway. Nearly 100 individuals were recognized for various award thresholds ranging from 30 hours to and incredible 3,733 hours.
Justin P. Wilson Award
The CTC board created a new award for truly deserving volunteers whose hours of service and contributions deserve very special recognition. Named for Justin P. Wilson an early advocate and continuing supporter of the Cumberland Trail, the first award goes to Carol Haley.
Carol as contributed an incredible 3,766 hours. Carol has unselfishly done it all for the trail, from digging dirt, moving rock to supervising the kitchen crews for BreakAway. Words of appreciation do not begin to express the admiration all CTC volunteers have for Carol. To say she serves as an inspiration is truly an understatement. Congratulations and great thanks to Carol !
2,000 Hours Service Recognition
Pete Berntsen, Don Deakins, Warren Devine, Carol Devine, Jim Schroeder, Judy Varner, T.C. Varner, Caroline Woerner
1,500 Hours Service Recognition
1,000 Hours Service Recognition
Gary Darnell, Carol Deakins, Mark Richie, Gary Ruetnik
500 Hours Service Recognition
Janice Agee, Bob DeHart, Jane Ellet, Ray Garrett, Larry Hill, James Leininger, Monte Matney, Cain Monday, Ed Swanner.
250 Hours Service Recognition
Dennis Barber, Fount Bertram, Clyde Edgemon, Sue Edgemon, Francis Libby, Mike Harvey, Earl Helmer, Ron Hunter, Bill Leiper, Thomas Leverich, Diane Manas, Bob McGavock, Larry Miller, Brandy Selman, Charles Sither, Don Taylor, Mike Westfall
In addition forty-one volunteers were recognized for reaching 100 hours of volunteer time on the trail.
Congratulations to all CTC volunteers reaching new milestones.
Volunteers make it happen. Without a committed corps of volunteers, virtually nothing would happen to expand the Cumberland Trail. Volunteers are involved in everything: trail scouting, building, bridge construction, building rock steps, posting signs, preparing meals, writing grants, answering phones, preparing meals, writing newsletters and maintaining the web site.
Click HERE to print out a form and keep track of your monthly volunteer hours. Mail, or scan and email to the CTC office at CTCoffice2014@gmail.com at the end of each month. To volunteer more with the CTC contact the office: or ctcoffice2014@gmail. We will find things for you to do !
Over 7,800′ Added in Rhea County
BreakAway 2017 worked to finish the last 4,100 feet of the nine mile segment from Roaring Creek north toward TN 30. The last hundred feet will be complete as soon as arrangements are made for the trailhead on the right of way.
Meanwhile in Week 4 of ASB, students and volunteers worked with the paid crew to add another 2,900′ of trail on the south side of McGill creek. Southern crew contunes to work this section and volunteers are always welcome. Contact the CTC Office for meeting points and work days. ctcoffice2014@gmailor
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