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Annual Meeting – Make a Difference!

Find out more about your park! Come to the Annual Members Meeting on November 17th at 7:00PM. Refreshments will be provided.

We will be providing updates on the state of the park since the destruction that Hurricane Matthew created in central North Carolina, and also in Raven Rock and other state parks.

We will also be voting for new Board members. This is your chance to make a difference! If you, or someone you know, would be interested in serving on the Friends of Raven Rock Board of Directors, please be sure you are 1) a member of FRARO; and 2) you are willing to serve a two-year term and attend about six meetings a year.

Up for vote are President, Secretary and up to 4 board member positions. Read more about the responsibilities of these positions here: http://friendsofravenrock.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/MOP-2014-final.pdf

This is your opportunity to show the love you have for your park. Don’t just hike it, support it with a little bit of your time.

Trail Trek and Centennial Celebration Success!

Trail Trek organizer, John Skuce

Trail Trek organizer, John Skuce

The annual Raven Rock Trail Trek was a rousing success this year, doubling last year’s participant numbers. Trekkers hiked 10 miles and were treated to lunch, an event t-shirt, and a wrist band. Organizer, and FRARO Secretary, John Skuce said he was very pleased with the results.

The NC Parks Centennial Celebration, combined with Earth Day and the Disappearing Frogs Project were equally successful. Park staff member, Jessie Summers, pulled together the exhibitors and demonstrations, which included everything from wildlife rescue (owls and other raptors), ponies to pet, wool spinning, master gardeners, to an electric car, composting, and more. Also included was the Disappearing Frogs Project Art Auction, a live band, and artist Bob Palmatier who provided art lessons. Sandwiches were for sale as well as other goodies. Smokey the Bear was on hand, and so was Ribbit the Frog. Everyone had fun including the exhibitors.

Former Raven Rock Park Superintendent, Jeff Davidson, and Division of Parks and Recreation’s Director, Mike Murphy, spoke about Raven Rock and celebrating 100 years of State Parks.

None of this could not have happened without the hard work of all the park staff – make sure you thank them when you visit the park next time.

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Superintendent Jeff Davidson

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NC Parks Director, Mike Murphy

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Cake!

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Ribbit the Frog visits with families

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Live band: Midlife Crisis

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Yummy food!

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Smokey the Bear pays a visit

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Artist, Bob Palmatier teaches a class

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Toyota Electric Car

Toyota electric car

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Toyota electric car

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Mobile soils classroom

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Frogs and Fungus display

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Sandwiches for the Trekkers and for sale too

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The Disappearing Frog Project

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LP Painted Ponies

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Cape Fear Adventures – kayak the river

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Friendly goat

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Goat milk soap and goods

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Litter Sweep volunteers

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FRARO making new friends

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Master Gardeners

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Yarn products

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Barred Owl

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