Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Benefits From Clean Up America

 

Volunteers enthusiastically tackle limbs, debris, and litter at a clean up day at Parkers Crossroads Battlefield.
Photo by W. Clay Crook/The Lexington Progress

Near the Union burial site at Parkers Crossroads, a group of Boy Scouts opened ranks and fell upon the limbs and debris left from a recent storm.  Their enthusiasm in the task a close match to their exuberant forebears who assaulted the same split rail fence to force the surrender of Federal invaders.   Also attacking debris, as well as the dust and dirt of the McPeake cabin, were a contingent of Girl Scouts.   The Great American Cleanup, in conjunction with the 2017 Civil War Trail Park Day, resulted in much needed maintenance at the Parkers Crossroads Battlefield.   “We had a large group of forty-three to come out for various projects and help preserve our battlefield,” said PCBA President, Deborah Teague.  “We even had volunteers come from as far away as Memphis!”   “It’s a great event,” said Representative Steve McDaniel. “It helps the Park, and it gets kids excited about the battlefield and its…

For the complete story, see the April 5th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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