Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association
Friday, May 16, 2014
The meeting of the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association was held at the Cove Ridge Center on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 12 pm. Present at the meeting were Jim Addington, Patti Blackwell, Scott Bowen, Robert Chapman, Gretchen Cope, Margaret Crouch, Larry Fleenor, Joe Fuller, Bob McConnell, Wanda McConnell, John Mullen, Joy Mullen, Joan Short, Ron Short, and Jim Stallard.
President Joan Short introduced special guests Donna Porterfield and Zhivko Illeieff with Roadside Theatre.
Approval of Minutes from March meeting:
John Mullen moved that the minutes be approved as written. Margaret Crouch seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.
Treasurer’s Summary Report:
Joe Fuller delivered the Treasurer’s Report. A full copy of the report is filed in the Secretary’s archive.
Ron Short moved to approve the treasurer’s report as delivered. Wanda McConnell seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.
Report from Natural Tunnel:
Robert Chapman thanked the Association for funding half the cost of the meal that was provided for the dinner with the Secretary of Natural Resources. He explained that the Secretary was very impressed with the park and all of the park happenings. Robert announced that the pool was scheduled to open the next day and that the busy season was beginning.
Joan announced that she and Robert had attended a meeting at Heartwood that focused on tourism and ways to attract visitors to the area.
Reports from other Parks:
Wilderness Road State Park
Scott Bowen reported that Wilderness Road regretfully could not assist with the Frontier Muster and Trade Fair due to the fact that were hosting the Secretary of Natural Resources on that day. He also reported that they had just finished up the 14th annual Raid at Martin’s Station. He explained that due to the bad weather and SOL testing changing dates they were lower on attendance than usual. The park typically sees between 3,000 and 3,500 guests, but this year they estimated only 1,330. He added that they had 443 reenactors from all over the country and two from Switzerland.
Report from DBWT Interpretive Center:
Joan reported that progress was being made and that they were still on schedule.
Report on DBWTA Events:
Dedication of Boone Trace
Scott Bowen explained that he and Joan had been attending meetings of the Boone Trace Society, which is a group whose members are descendants of Daniel Boone either by blood or marriage. He further explained that they were about to put in place an educational driving tour which would start at Martin’s Station, head to Cumberland Gap, and end at Fort Boonesborough.
There was no new business.
President Joan Short moved to adjourn.