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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 128 or Bolivar-Harpers Ferry A.T. Ambassador Kweli Kitwana at email@example.com.
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 www.appalachiantrail.org.
Contact: Javier Folgar
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.535.2200 ext. 117