ANNUAL FRIENDS OF TN STATE PARKS CONFERENCE The 2017 conference will be at Pickwick Landing State Park November 3-4-5. Registration will be on-line beginning approximately one month before the conference. Mark your calendars and save the dates to participate in this outstanding event. All members of the Friends of Edgar Evins State Park are eligible to attend with other representatives from across the state's TN State Parks Friends Groups.
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LETTER FROM FOUNT BERTRAM, PRESIDENT, REGARDING THE 2013 CONFERENCE: The Friends of Tennessee State Parks Annual Conference was another outstanding event! They just seem to get better every year. There was a good attendance and the programming was educational, informative and entertaining. The Conference Planning Committee did an excellent job in putting it all together.
The interacting with other Friends Groups provided a refreshing interlude and as usual Montgomery Bell State Park was a generous and gracious host. The accommodations were good and the food was delicious and plentiful. We were excluded from the display competition this year since we had won first place for the two preceding years. The top category for this year was "Best Attempt to Unseat Edgar Evins" That was won by the Friends of Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park...but it didn't come close to our outstanding display! One of the comments on the ballot under that category was..."It ain't gonna happen!"... We had 10 of our group there and represented Edgar Evins well. We hope to see a number of projects and ideas come out of the conference that will help us in our efforts to preserve, promote and protect Edgar Evins State Park
Here are some of the pictures depicting activities, events and displays at the conference. We were all impressed by the Boy Scouts from Troop 875. They did an outstanding job presenting the Colors and did themselves, the park and the Friends proud! There were a lot of comments and compliments about their flawless performance.
The date and place have been established for next years (2014) conference. It will be at Pickwick Landing State Park, November 7-8-9. Our 2008 conference was there and the facilities and amenities are great. Mark your calendars for that date and make plans to join us for another fantastic experience.