Study Group Donation

Hello to all who read here.

Yes, things have been slow lately, but I do have an announcement.
Every year about this time I decide where to commit the money we raised at the Study Group in March of 2019. In general, the group goal is to keep the funds local to the Chickamauga-Chattanooga area. And as so much money is raised for acquisition, but so little is raised for maintenance, I try to donate to monument repair where possible.

I also like to wait and see what special matching plans and contributions are offered over the course of the year – things like Brown’s Ferry, for example, might need our help.

This year I have committed $500 of the group’s money to the Jewel Monument Fund, which is a special project of the Friends of the National Parks organization for Chickamauga and Chattanooga. (they merged with the Moccasin Bend group a while back, and selected the new name.) Here is a link to the fund, in case anyone else wants to help out.

https://www.npp-ccm.org/donate-1

The fund (which also has a donation box in the Visitor’s Center, you might have seen it) helps to pay for the upkeep and repair of the park’s hundreds of monuments, markers, tablets, and assorted other objects.

This leaves the group with about $300. I use some of that as a “cushion reserve” for future expenses or donation to other worthy causes.

Thanks to all who attended and contributed.

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