Appalachian Trail Community Spring Bash Coming to Harpers Ferry/Bolivar, West Virginia this April

Date Published: Mar 15, 2012

Harpers Ferry, WV (March 15, 2011) – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and the local Friends of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) invite the local community to attend the A.T. Community Spring Bash for kids’ activities, food, and fun at the Bolivar Community Center, located at 60 Panama Street in Harpers Ferry from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7th. This event is free and open to the public.

Guests will have the opportunity to win prizes, get information on the A.T., and enjoy live music. There will also be a “mini” A.T. hike, kids’ craft corner, hiker dress-up trunk, and more! Lunch will be provided.

The towns of Harpers Ferry and Bolivar partnered to become an Appalachian Trail Community™ in 2011. The Appalachian Trail Community™ program is designed to recognize communities that promote and protect the A.T.  Towns, counties, and communities along the A.T.’s corridor are considered assets by A.T. hikers and many of these towns act as good friends and neighbors to the Trail. The program serves to assist communities with sustainable economic development through tourism and outdoor recreation, while preserving and protecting the A.T.

Event:  A.T. Community Spring Bash
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2012
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Bolivar Community Center, 60 Panama St., Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

For more information, contact Claire Hobbs at or call (304) 535-2200 ext. 134.

About the local Friends of the Appalachian Trail

The Friends of the Appalachian Trail in Bolivar & Harpers Ferry was formed in February 2012 to help support the goals of the Appalachian Trail Community™ program. The group is a subcommittee of the Harpers Ferry Foundation, reporting to the Foundation’s Trail & Town Alliance. The Friends group works with the ATC to plan A.T.-related events for the local community & the public and expand hospitality offerings to A.T. hikers. To get involved, contact Laurie Potteiger at ext. 128 or Bolivar-Harpers Ferry A.T. Ambassador Kweli Kitwana at

About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information please visit

Contact: Javier Folgar                                                      
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.535.2200 ext. 117
Fax: 304.535.2667

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  1. Merci | Jun 04, 2012
    I agree that themes are fun for evoneyre but give many options OR one option that gives multiple opportunities. For example, if people could dress up like a celeb, they have a ton to choose from, past or present.I you think other students would enjoy learning partner dances, see if you could find pairs of dance teachers to do lessons before the bash starts. For example, salsa, swing, or country western teachers. Later on in the bash play a handful of songs from each style so people can partner dance. Partner dancing is fun because it gives people a reason to dance with other people without being together and that's totally appropriate.

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