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.