Camp builds horse arena
The Old Frontier Camp recently added an open air, dirt floor arena to its list of attractions. The area will be used for riding horses and possibly for shows in the future. Camp owner Chris Smith said he hopes to schedule a horse show this spring.
"That was what it was all about was to be able to have horse shows and be a bigger part of the camp for when we have day camps," he said. "...Our vision is to have a horse show or one day sponsor a barrel racing show or something like that."
The new arena is located on the east side of the pavilion where there was a large field. Corral panels will be put up soon, and stands will be added when funds become available. MFS Grading did the grading work on the arena at no charge.
PFS loses leader
McDuffie County Partners for Success will be searching for a new executive director soon. Mary Ann Kotras, the current E.D., will be leaving the group to take a job with Communities In Schools of Georgia as a regional facilitator.
"I've told people, I've got really mixed feelings about it, but there was an opportunity that came up ... and I didn't want to pass it up," Dr. Kotras said.
She will be consulting with the CIS sites in the region surrounding McDuffie County while working out of her home in Columbia County. Part of her job will be to assist those communities in resource development and training.