Thursday, April 06, 2017 12:08 PM

A 'LIVING LINK' TO THE PAST: VOLUNTEERS HELP CLEAN UP LOCAL HISTORICAL SITES ON PARK DAY

DALTON, Ga. Jaidan Hight and fellow members of Boy Scout Troop 67 in Varnell were among those whohelped pick up trash, trim tree limbs and perform other duties at the Praters Mill Heritage Park on Saturday as part of Park Day, a nationwide effort.

Hight, a sixth-grader at North Whitfield Middle School, said its important to keep the community clean.

A bunch of people litter and I want to pick up trash that might hurt the environment, he said.

About 30 volunteers participated in Park Day at Praters Mill, which was organized by Mike Manly. Hesaid he appreciates the volunteers who spent their morning helping out.

Jeff Gowan, assistant scoutmaster for Troop 67, said the scoutsare always participating in volunteer projects in the community.

Were definitely involved with Praters Mill, he said. We come out here during the year to camp and have activities.

The Praters Mill site ison the banks of Coahulla Creek in northwest Whitfield County. The site includes a working grist millbuilt in 1855, an 1898 general store, the 1915 Shugart cotton gin, the 1935 Westbrook barn, an office dating to 1890 ofDr. John Lacewell, a 1974 train caboose and other structures. An annual country fair is held there in the fall ...

News source: Dalton Daily News

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