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Chuck Martin/News Maria McKinley, left, and Alisa Smith, members of the Air Force Junior ROTC at the Knox County Career Center, spread mulch on the trail to the river at Honey Run Waterfall Park Friday.

 

MILLWOOD — Twenty-six members of the Junior ROTC program at Knox County Career Center were hard at work Friday.

“We’re mulching the trails and lining the trails with logs,” said Master Sgt. Brookanna Brentlinger, the student cadet in charge of the project. “We did the same thing at Wolf Run Park last week.”

In addition to mulching and lining the paths, the students were also cutting brush out of some areas near the parking lot, mostly multiflora rose and honeysuckle.

“We want to get the park ready for ‘Fire and Ice,’ our big event on Dec. 9,” said Knox County Park District Director Lori Totman. “The paths to the falls and the river are lined with luminaries, we’ll have a bonfire in the parking lot and refreshments and it’s all free.”

The ROTC students do “an absolutely awesome job,” said Totman, who said they do a couple projects for the park district each year, usually one at Wolf Run and one at Honey Run.

 

Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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