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2018 Stephens County Foundation

MILESTONES

1999    Incorporation of the Stephens County Foundation

 

2000   Stephens County Foundation receives nonprofit designation

 

2002   Purchase of the 87 acres that comprise Tugaloo Bend Heritage Park

 

2003    “Twilight on Tugaloo – Dinner on the River” begins

 

2003   Lainie Weade Memorial Tour de Tugaloo Benefit Bicycle Ride begins

 

2006   First Property Walk-over with Trustees to chart/identify the first trail (River Loop Trail—now  Noyowee and                    Estatoe Trails)

 

2007    Mitchell Allen Foundation commits to a challenge grant of $40,000 for completion of the Caretakers Cottage

 

2007    First Boat/Bike Poker Run Fundraising Drive

 

2007    Ridge/Upland Trail (now Taucoe Trail) first marked out

 

2008    Initial clearing completed on the Ridge/Upland Trail (now Taucoe Trail) completed by Toccoa Falls College                       Outdoor Club

 

2008   Grant to construct trails [Minutes of March 2007 note that the DNR Recreational Trails Grant not granted]

 

2008    River History Padddle Tours begin

 

2008    Stephens Federal Bank hosts the Foundation’s Pottery Display

 

2008    Recreational Trails Grant for Restrooms and Parking Lot

 

2009    Seasonal Nature Walks begin

 

2009    Oral History Project Begins 

 

2010    First Native American Artifact Road Show

 

2010    First “Tugaloo to Tennessee” Brunch fundraiser at Gate Cottage, highlighting the historical relationship                           between the Corridor and the Turnpike

 

2010    DNR Grant Funding for Recreational Trails becomes available

 

2010    Outdoor Classroom Eagle Scout Project completed by Michael Grubbs

 

2010    Ridge Trail (now Taucoe Trail) Bench Improvements Eagle Scout Project completed by Nathan Clary

 

2010    Hart EMC Grant of $5,000 for Office Furnishings in Superintendent’s Cottage

 

2010    Board supports research and work relative to the Unicoi Turnpike

 

2011    Mitchell Allen Caretaker’s Cottage completed, first Site Superintendents hired

 

2011    Parking Lot designed, cleared, and completed

 

2011    Water well completed

 

2011    Pavilion completed

 

2011    SCF River Views Newsletter inaugurated

 

2011    Kiosk Eagle Scout Project completed by Caleb Masten

 

2011    Stephens County School Administrators first visits Tugaloo Bend for tour

 

2012    Second “Tugaloo to Tennessee” Brunch fundraiser at Gate Cottage, highlighting Traveler’s Rest, the Tugaloo                  Corridor and the Unicoi Turnpike

 

2012    Restrooms completed with contributions from Global Partitions

 

2012    Landscaping for Parking Lot designed and completed by North Georgia Tech

 

2012    Pavilion Furniture added

 

2012    Handicapped portion of the Unicoi Trail completed

 

2012   Georgia Humanities Council Grant of $1350 for the Oral History Project is awarded

 

2012    Tent Platforms for camping area Eagle Scout Project completed by Clayton Fulbright

 

2012    Collier Causeway completed

 

2012    Stephens County Foundation becomes member of the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce

 

2013   Georgia Humanities Council—Oral History Grant Presentation “From our Past, In the Present, For the Future:               Preserving Oral History Along the Tugaloo Corridor” in the Mitchell Allen Room of the Stephens County                         Historical Society

 

2013   Pavilion named for Mrs. Elizabeth T. Hayes, elder stateswoman of the Tugaloo Valley

 

2013    Tugaloo Bend sign and front gate added

 

2014   Jammin’ at the Bend begins

 

2014   Student field trips to the Bend begin with the Wattle and Daub Project with Stephens County Middle School                  8th Grade

 

2014    Pavilion landscaping Eagle Scout Project completed by . . .

 

2015    River History Sunset Paddle Tours begin

 

2015    Roy Collier begins annual February meetings at First Methodist on Native American history of the Corridor

 

2015    Board supports research and work relative to the Dinky Line Railroad

 

2017   Canoes and kayaks purchased for use as rentals

 

2017   Wattle and daub project on Taucoe Trail begins

 

2017    Tour de Tugaloo Benefit Bicycle Ride hits the 500 registered rider mark

 

2018    Kayak shed built with grant from Irvin Foundation

2018    Natural History River Paddle Tour begins