March 2002 Worktrip
Sugar Grove, Va.-Konnarock Faciltiy
By John Hartpence-Secretary
This was a worktrip to remember. We had summer like weather in March. Temperatures were in the mid-70's. Shorts at Konnarock in March. The facility at Konnarock has been winterized. Heated Kitchen and Bathrooms. Bill arrived on Tuesday to find the facility already cleaned up and waiting for us. We had an all time high number of workers at this trip. We had 58 workers. This allowed Bill, the trail coordinator, a lot of lead way to get a lot of work completed.
We had some sad news given to us when we arrived. Tom, the caretaker, at Wytheville was killed in a car accident in December. We will miss him. Forest Service at Wytheville will now be the fire center for southwest Virginia. There will be at least 4 permanent firefighters in residence at Wytheville. The Dairy Queen and Exxon Station at Route 11-Va. 683 has closed. The Village Motel is in the process of closing also.
Projects completed this worktrip:
Bill Boudman-5, John Hartpence-4, Valerie Hurt-2, Andy Stoy-3(new member), Steve Yonts-2, Walt Davis-3, Tim Eling, David John-4, Clint Kawanishi-2, Andy Mitchell-2, Paul Haag-2, Herb MacDonald-2, Jeff Tysinger, Sheila Tysinger, Brandon Tysinger, Gary Hunt, Louise Hughes(new member), Kim Wall(new member), Bill Medlin, Jack Bookman, Brent Forbis, Bobby Bass, Craig Philliips(new member), Mark Doty(new member), Stephen Doty(new member), Jon Firebaugh, Barbara Council, Don Childrey, Sharon Key, Mark Stanley, Paul Clayton, Marie Miner, Ralph Meeks-2, Ralph's Boy Scouts-12, Boy Scout Leaders-3, Parthena Martin, Elliott Haag, Susan Andreatta-3, Sara Andreatta-3, Gary Lamunion(new member), Cathy Addison, Steve Coombs, Dean Kanipe and friends,and Wille Hall-2
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