Annual Coal Creek Health Day 2010 and
Briceville Church/Cemetery Dedication Ceremony
 

Checking the health of Coal Creek and
honoring a historic structure built
by the Coal Creek miners
22 October 2010

See lots more photos below!

Read Bob Fowler's story
in the Knoxville News Sentinel

View images from Clinton Courier:



So how big were those fish you sampled today?


Representative Les Winningham
addresses the crowd and expresses
thanks for their support of Coal Creek area


Coal Creek Eisteddfod Literary Competition
winner Skylar Mozingo
assists Barry Thacker in mounting the
National Register of Historic Places plaque
at the base of Briceville Church

The 10th annual Coal Creek Health Day had it all… bug hunts, fish surveys, fly tying, casting lessons, and beautiful weather marked the morning activities when we checked the health of the creek by documenting what lives in it.  After lunch, students joined Rep. Les Winningham and descendants of Coal Creek miners to dedicate the listing of Briceville Church and Cemetery on the National Register of Historic Places.

In the tradition of the Welsh miners who settled in Coal Creek after the Civil War, Briceville students participated in an Eisteddfod Literary Competition.  Briceville student Sklar Mozingo won the competition and presented her winning essay, as did runners-up Noah Lamb and Sydney Campbell.   

With so many activities taking place at once, we worried about having enough volunteers.  As always, the Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited stepped up to the plate, along with our friends from TVA, UT, OSM, and Anderson County’s LEARN Center students who were a HUGE help!

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Skylar Mozingo, Sydney Campbell,
and Noah Lamb were winners of the
Coal Creek Eisteddfod Literary Competition
 

We were joined by journalists from the Knoxville News Sentinel and Clinton Courier News.  Links to their articles and reports are included above. 
Click on the images below to get a glimpse of the fun we had!

See list of the great volunteers who made the day so educational and fun!

PHOTOS OF FISH, BUGS, CRITTER HUNT AND LESSONS LED BY THE CLINCH RIVER CHAPTER TROUT UNLIMITED, TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
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Briceville Church and Cemetery Dedication and plaque mounting ceremony:

VOLUNTEERS INCLUDED:

Beals, Carah The LEARN Center (TLC)
Brown, Steve TU
Buffington, Buzz TU
Childress, Mark TLC
Coker, Stephanie TLC
Coombs, Dr. Joyce UT-FWF
Dixon, Ken  TLC
Ellis, Charlene
Ellis, Danny OSM
Farmer, Haley TLC
Foust, John  TLC
Goodman, Hudson (Danny & Charlene’s grandson)
Haun, Erika TLC
Ivey, Caleb  TLC
McMahan, Denny TU
Miehlke, Gerrod  TLC
Moore, Carol CCWF
Mullins, Chance  TLC
Oates, Frances TU
Romines, Tyler TLC
Saylor, Charlie TVA
Shumate, Dudley  OSM
Smith, Elizabeth OSM
Thacker, Barry, CCWF
Thurman, John TU

 

 

 

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