Hello Friends. There are several exciting events coming up I wanted to make sure you were aware of:
- Covered Bridge Historical Lecture
- Bridge Closure for Repairs
- Annual Tree Planting Community Serivce
- Smyrna’s 150th Birthday Celebration
- Historic Ruff Cemetery Cleanup
I will be giving a lecture at the Smyrna Public Library on the history of the Concord Covered Bridge. Sunday’s talk focuses on the obscure history of the iconic Covered Bridge. Are you curious about its history? Want to see what the bridge looked like a hundred years ago when the mill pond was still intact? Want to know how many cars should go through on each turn? Please come out! Click this link for more information.
Bridge Closure for maintenance, Tuesday, October 4th
The Concord Covered Bridge will be closed this coming Tuesday from 9 AM to 3 PM for repairs to the planks inside the bridge. If you have been through the bridge lately, you are well aware of the needed repairs to the decking. The county has finally obtained the required materials and will make the repairs Tuesday. Be prepared to use an alternate route that day.
Some of our friends and neighbors will take advantage of the road closure to clean up trash along Concord Road. This stretch of Concord Road between the two one-lane bridges is very difficult and dangerous to clean up because of the lack of sidewalks and steep terrain. It is also very messy. Anyone interested in joining in this community service can reach out to Pat Burns (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Annual Tree Planting at Heritage Park Concord Road Trailhead
Our tree planting this year is postponed due to supply chain issues. We will reschedule for Arbor Day.
Smyrna’s 150th Birthday Celebration, October 8th all day long. Click here for more information..
Cemetery Cleanup at the historic Ruff Family Cemetery
November 5th at 10 AM.
Join us as we clear saplings, rake leaves, move limbs, and apply D2 biological cleaner to some of the aging monuments in this historic cemetery. Learn more about the history of the “Concord” / “Nickajack” community and many of its early citizens.