Sat. Nov 2
Fiery Gizzard Fall Color Hike to Sycamore Falls. Meet at 10 a.m. at the picnic shelter of Grundy
Forest parking lot. Hike to Sycamore Falls overlook and back. Easy to moderate 3 miles round trip.
Leaders: Kate Gooch and Susan Stahl
Sun. Nov. 3
Stone Door Fall Color Day Hike Meet 9 a.m. at Stone Door Ranger Station for a day hike on Big Creek Rim and Laurel Trail loop (approx. seven miles) Terrain is easy walking atop the Plateau, passing several spectacular overlooks including the fabled Stone Door. Enjoy the gorgeous fall colors with occasional breaks to learn local geology and flora. Bring lunch, snacks, water, and sturdy footwear. (Note: Central Standard Time begins on this Sunday so set your clocks back one hour!) Hike led by Julianne Ramsey
The Coffee County Visually Impaired Person’s Group will meet on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 at the Fletcher Out-Reach Bldg. at Forest Mill Church of Christ, 3388 McMinnville Hwy., Manchester, TN at 10:00 AM.
The guest speaker will be Gerald L. Ewell, Jr., Attorney. He will be speaking on “Laws For The Elderly” at 11:30 AM because of other commitment.
A short business meeting and lunch will be served prior to His presentation.
Persons with any degree or type of vision loss, their families and friends are encouraged to attend.
As many folks are aware, Coffee County’s historic Courthouse is desperately in need of some significant repairs to windows, doors, and other areas, and needs a central air conditioning/heating unit installed on the first floor, with removal of small window units that are damaging the windowsills.
In an effort to assist with the cost of repairs to the county, Coffee County Historical Society is making available Courthouse replica keepsakes for a $20 donation to the “Save the Courthouse” fund. (Please add $3.50 shipping if keepsake is to be mailed.) These beautiful keepsakes are 6 x 5 inches in size, made of wood, with a perfectly detailed full-color replica of the courthouse on the front and the courthouse history on the reverse side. It is hoped that everyone will support this funding effort by collecting or gifting these precious collectibles as a proud and perfect memento of our historic past.
The historic building was constructed in 1871 to replace an earlier courthouse that burned in 1870. It is among the last remaining Victorian-era courthouses in Tennessee and is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. It has been remodeled several times, but has kept its beautiful Italianate style, featuring a rectangular plan with a fairly low roof and overhanging eaves supported by heavy double brackets. Doorways and windows on all sides are rounded and surrounded by ornamental hood moldings.
The keepsakes can be obtained from the Coffee County Historical Society office in the courthouse on the square any Wednesday or Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. For more information, contact 931-728-0145 or email: email@example.com.
For more information:
Pat Berges, 931-728-5899
Sat. Nov 9
9:00 am Stone Door Fall Foliage Hike Meet at the Stone Door Ranger Station. Hike the Laurel Trail out to Alum Gap and then hike the Big Creek Rim trail back to Stone Door for an easy 7- mile loop. Magnificent overlooks including the great Stone Door and the fall colors should be nearing their peak. Bring lunch and plenty of water. Leader Naullain Kendrick
1:00 pm Savage Gulf Day Loop Trail An easy loop, all on the plateau top, that gives the hiker a great variety of features and two beautiful overlooks. We will look for animal signs and identify some of the native plant species growing along the trail while we enjoy the fall color. Bring water and a snack. Leader Emily Herman