Most of the overnight shelters in the Okefenokee remain closed. Overnighters are available to Mixon’s Hammock, Bluff Lake, Round Top, Canal Run Shelter, Coffee Bay, and Monkey Lake. A couple of two-nighters are available using the shelters wiht put-ins at Suwananee Canal Recreation Area.
Margie Massey hosted a block party in Thomasville on May 19, 2012. A good crowd showed up to eat and listen to some good string music.
Jerry and Donna Ellis are not able to come to the annual Thanksgiving Party because they decided to take a nice cruise. They visited Glacier National Park in July, as did Keith, Audrey, and Hannah Webb.
Ray Dean and Karen Webb are proud grandparents to two healthy grandsons. Zekarayah Webb is the son of Todd and Kimberly Webb and Jackson Webb is the son of Donald and Mary Webb.
A huge crowd showed up for the King’s retirement party at Stephen Foster State Park. Diane and Ellen Stines hosted the event. Greg Baker served as emcee. John and Karen Chauncey helped mightily with the event. Julian Griner, the Fellow Travelers’ archbishop, gave the invocation. Diane, John Williams, Art Shelfer, Roy Moye, Donna Ellis, and others told tales attempting to besmirch Charlie’s otherwise impeccable reptuation.
Greg and Matt Baker took a guided trip in the Boundary Waters in mid-September. They experienced some cold weather but had a wonderful trip. It was te time to observe the autumn colors.
Franklin Sutton is out of the rehabilitation center but is confined to a wheelchair. He is able to walk some on the walker, though, and is making slow improvement.