Coal Creek Spring Cleaning Day!
2 April 2016

60 bags of trash and debris
removed from historic
Slatestone Road
in Briceville, TN

 


Great group of volunteers!

FUTURE LEADERS IN ACTION TODAY! 

Absolutely beautiful day in Coal Creek today!!  Former Briceville School students who are either currently in college, attending Anderson County High School, and friends and family voluntarily showed up and collected 60 bags of trash, tires, pipes, plastic horses, and all kinds of random debris that for some sad reason people choose to throw out on this beautiful area that God created. They worked the 1.5 mile long Slatestone Road that runs from Briceville School past the entrance to where the Cross Mountain Mine exploded in 1911 and killed 84 men and boys (But five men were saved after 58 hours in the first successful mine rescue by the Bureau of Mines), and on to the end of Slatestone at the site of the US Airforce Base that was built in the 1950s to guard Oak Ridge against Russian bombers. ALL KINDS OF HISTORY IN COAL CREEK!!  Thanks so much to Librarian Daphne Windham for opening Briceville Library for us this morning.  www.coalcreekaml.com


Team work!

 

Sean Foster, Isaiah Wilson and Benji Braden

Abbey Braden

Benny Foster and Hannah Sellers
found a big plastic pony

Javen Payne and Isaiah Wilson found a unique way
to haul out tossed out debris

Sean Foster

Jeffery Housley and his dad Jeff collected the most trash

Jessica Housley

Chad Whitaker, Michaela Barker, and Kelsie Humble's team
was led by The Coal Creek Company's Brent Galloway

Emily and Kim Phillips
(Or is it Kim and Emily Phillips?)

Tallen Roldan and his sister Louisa with Welshman
David Thomas Kesterson -- who is descendent of famous Coal Creek
miners Rees R. Thomas and David R. Thomas

 

Why do people choose to throw out trash!!??

Ethan Windham and his mom Daphne Windham and Carol Moore
Daphne is the Librarian at the beautiful Briceville Public Library

Welshman David Thomas Kesterson stands in front of the
historic marker posted at Briceville Public Library, which
celebrates the achievements of his ancestors

The team with historic Briceville Church on the hillside in the background

VOLUNTEERS:

Barker, Michaela
Braden, Abbey
Braden, Benji
Foster, Benny
Foster, Sean
Galloway, Brent – THE COAL CREEK COMPANY
Housley, Jeff
Housley, Jeffery
Housley, Jessica
Humble, Kelsie
Kesterson, David Thomas – DESCENDANT OF COAL CREEK WELSH SETTLERS
Lamb, Noah
Long, Paul
Moore, Carol
Payne, Javen
Phillips, Emily
Phillips, Kimberly
Roldan, Louisa
Roldan, Tallen
Sellers, Hannah
Thacker, Barry
Whitaker, Chad
Wilson, Isaiah
Windham, Daphne
Windham, Ethan

 

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