On March 9, we had a very productive workday on the trail and had a great turnout. We made progress clearing the way for the bridge at the Butler end. We are scheduling regular monthly workdays on the first Saturday of the month. Please check the website, Facebook, or your email (if you’re on the list) for time and location. See you on the trail!
Seems to get away from me and I apologize for the amount of time between posts. So, two for tonight. I would like to congratulate Joel Warren, our new Vice President and our newest Board member Larry Griffith. They join our existing board…Bob Ingoldsby, Bobbi Diller, Debbie Sweetnam, Rick Carr, Ouch Roenigk, Jim Meyer, Art Borland (Director of Finance) and Bob Danehy (Director of Membership).
The Council has contracted with Holbein Inc for the construction of the parking lot in Butler and ground will be broken soon. After the rough in, we will be utilizing the parking lot for the framing of the concrete bridge decking (will need volunteer concrete finishers), bridge beams bids have been awarded and we are coordinating delivery. The beams will need fabricated to fit with the existing 6 beams we already have, they will also need sandblasted and painted. Bridge railing will be ordered within the next couple of weeks and that also will need fabricated.
Stay tuned for posts on work nights and a call out for specific skill sets. Spring is right around the corner and we are devising a plan of attack. Let’s get this bridge built (and out of my yard, lol).
If you interested in volunteering, please send an email to email@example.com.
A big thank you to the Butler Elks Club for their generous donation, it is ear marked to help with the cost of Boy Scout Eagle Projects and Girl Scout Gold Award Projects.
Thanks and Happy Trails
April 7th at the Tanglewood Center, 10 Austin, Butler
Doors open at 4, dinner at 5.
Cost of the dinner is $20.
We will hold a silent auction and a white elephant sale.
For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org and send a check payable to BFCTC, PO Box 533, Saxonburg, PA. 16056.
The 2011 dinner sold out quickly.
More details including the menu to follow.
Is everyone getting excited? Couple things I would like to post…Please get to registration early, last bus leaves Lernerville for the start at 8:30.There is a warm building at the start along with portojohns.Belongings will be collected at the start and bussed to the finish, do not wait till the last minute to check your bag.Previous years shirts will be sold at the finish.Do not leave the chute without your finisher medal, I will not be able to confirm you received one and we only ordered the amount we needed. Your chip must be on your ankle, lost chip, fee is $35 and that is the runners responsibility to pay.Be careful this is a trail, we do our best to keep it well maintained but there are a couple areas with caution signs and cones.Water stations are at….2,5,7,9,12. Gatorade at 5,7,9. Gu available at 5,7,9 while supplies last.