Ann Burgess, known as the “Mother of the Greenway,” kicked off the presentation about the Greenway project between Blowing Rock and Boone. Ms. Burgess, who grew up along Highway 321 about about the halfway point along the path said the 7 mile long trail will connect the two towns and is expected to cost over $10 million. That amounts to about $1.5 million per mile. Virginia Powell presented detailed maps of the route that will start near the Moses Cone Trials near Tanger Outlets and end at the Boone Greenway near Watuaga Medical Center. The only part currently in place is the section between Tweetsie and Steele Creek. You can find more information about the project at www.middleforkgreenway.org.
Construction of the Greenway section under Highway 321 near Tweetsie.
The musical duet of Amy Cooke and Carl Doege entertained club members before the
meeting last Monday. In this photo Amy plays the recorder while Carl plays the bass recorder. In the background is a Viola de Gamba.