Upcoming events at Craighead House
Craighead House hosted its 7th Annual Perennials Exchange on Saturday, April 10. In spite of low temperatures early in the morning, this year’s event was the most successful one we have had by far. Surprised by how many came well before 10:00 a.m. and because it wasn’t exactly warm yet, we started asking people how they found out about it. They gave the following responses in no order or relative frequency:
Attendees brought lots of plants to share and one lady handed out packets of milkweed seeds. A volunteer estimated that 60 people came.
Annual Campaign letters have been mailed and should have arrived in donors’ mailboxes. Look for an envelop with an Enjoy the Great Outdoors stamp on it. If you didn’t receive one you can still donate by sending a check or by using a credit card. Click here to support Craighead House.
Rather than blabber on and on about how successful the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Parking Lot/ADA Comfort Station and Shutters projects, we will let The Sentinel, the local newspaper, speak for us: https://cumberlink.com/news/local/communities/boiling_springs/craighead-house-supporters-celebrate-important-project-milestone/article_78697c1c-e774-5c09-a93d-d67fba87ec22.html
More than 50 years ago, on October 2, 1968, President Johnson signed the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, putting it into law. The act, written largely by and enthusiastically promoted by the Craighead twins, was what Frank Jr. and John considered their greatest achievement. Now, the United States Post Office has honored this act and these rivers with a set of Forever stamps. Each stamp is a breathtaking photo of one of the protected rivers. The twelve different rivers depicted in this set are:
Merced River in California’s Yosemite National Park
Niobrara River in Nebraska
Missouri River in Montana
Tlikakila River in Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park
Owyhee River in southeastern Oregon
Snake River in Idaho and Oregon
Skagit River in Washington’s Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Ontonagon River in Michigan’s Ottawa National Forest
Koyukuk River in Alaska’s Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
Flathead River in Montana
Deschutes River in Oregon
Clarion River in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest
Only 60 million were printed, so get your set now.