New 2018 events poster at Gillentown Trailhead.
Monday, April 16, 2018
Snow Shoe Rails to Trails 2nd work detail of the season was a huge success this past Saturday, April 14, 2018.
Numerous volunteers headed up various details. Carole & Charle Jensen, Dwayne & Destiny Cossar, Wanda & Dale Hamer, Jeff Moore & Laurie Weller headed their own brushing crews on the SSRT. Mary & Gary Halsnik, Cameron Fye, Bob Harris & James Banfill headed up a trail extension brushing crew. Mark Watson & Jim Leigey led two separate trash removal crews cleaning the following roads: Fountain, Walnut Scotchtown, Birch, Kato. George Holt, Barry Armstrong, Kraig Haines & Larry Mayes led a crew to install railing at a narrowing location between Gorton & Peal tunnel. Trilby Mayes led the paint & staining crew at Gillentown Trailhead. Jim Banfill presented Trilby & Larry Mayes with a new power saw he donated to the organization that he purchased from Dotterer Equipment. We also got a chance to talk with a lot of members enjoying the trail too. We want to thank all the volunteers and the Centre County Probation Office for their help.
Monday, April 9, 2018
Snow Shoe Rails to Trails held it first official work detail for 2018 on the trail this past Saturday. A layer of snow did not stop the volunteers from showing up to help get the trail and local roads in good condition for the Spring season.
Cold weather and a layer of snow did not keep the SSRT from holding it's first work detail of the season. Groups were divided into 2 trash details to take care of Township & State roads with Mark Watson & Jim Leigey heading up those crews. Another trash detail was lead by Mary & Gary Halsnik to take care of cleaning the entire trail from Clarence to Viaduct They also cleaned all the concrete slabs at each gate. Thanks for their help to beautify the kiok as the entrance to the trailhead. Cameron Fye & Bob Harris, Laura & Eric Krape lead a group to install signs and clear brush from trail as there was a lot of limbs etc that fell from the last wind storm. Jim Banfill and Eric Rupert lead separate crews brushing trees from main trail and side trails including Gorton & Peale Roads. Tom & Kathy Robbins collected trash and completed Tennessee Turnpike part of the trail system. George Holt lead a crew to install new corporate sign and also new sign board at Gillentown Trailhead as they are all getting filled. We would like to thank Diane Bierly and Colin Burke for their help from the Centre County Probation Office in providing a few workers to help with our community project. They did an excellent job helping to collect trash, remove brush, install signs and sign board, clean storage area and restrooms, dig out fence post. Thank you to everyone that volunteered and traveled so far to help with this work detail.