About this event
Member Appreciation Lunch 2021
Red Top Mountain State Park, Group Shelter #2
Enjoy a short drive out of the sweltering heat of Hotlanta by driving up 1-75 North to exit#285 (Red Mountain Road) on Saturday August 28th, 2021 starting at 11:00 a.m. Go two miles east to Red Top Mountain State Park. Group Shelter#2 is a short drive from the Visitors Center and Trading Post, turning left on Park Marina Road. The shelter is enclosed eliminating the buzz of those nasty mosquitos, has indoor facilities, and seats 250 pre COVID-19. A park pass is required for all vehicles at a cost of $5.00.
This event will give you the maximum return of your annual membership fee, as there is no charge other than whatyou paid for the park fee. Plan on stuffing yourself with Pork BBQ, Honey Baked Ham, and Fried Chicken (some spicey hot). Sides will include baked beans, potato salad, and cold slaw. Desert is TBD. Water and soft drinks will be provided. No acholic beverages are permitted in state parks. You are welcome to bring a significant other, spouse, children, grandchildren. Registration is required so we can plan for the food.
The Mars Hill Porch Pickers, a Bluegrass group of Northeast Georgia locals, have agreed to play after the meal is served. Enjoy mountain country music at its best from those who know how it originated.
Park visitors can bring their own boat or rent from nearby marinas on Lake Altoona, that borders the park. Red Top Mountain Park features more than fifteen miles of hiking trails, providing an opportunity to exercise and visit a reconstructed 1860 homestead. The Park is named for the soil's red color caused by high iron-ore content, and was an active iron mining community in the mid 1800s. Iron Hill Bike Trail is available for those who bring bicycles for themselves or their children/grandchildren. The Park Visitor's center has trail maps.
Attendance is limited to Peachtree Section members and their family (including grandchildren).