December 8, 2023

Congrats to Zi, winner of the member referral contest!  For referring five new members to the group, Zi gets a $25 gift card from L.L. Bean!  Special thanks to Keith who earned second place (three members) and Sonja who was in third place (two members).  And thanks to everyone else who shamelessly plugged CVT!  We may have another contest again in the future.  Welcome new Trailblazers!

We have started a new Reflections from the Trail series of member submitted articles for our blog.  The first entry comes from Sonja, who wrote an excellent piece about conquering your fears…thanks Sonja!  If you would like to submit something of your own, just email it to me or use the handy dandy contact form.  You could write about past adventures, trips you’re planning, how you got into hiking…or get creative and write a CVT poem or screenplay!  🙂  I’ll post one every Tuesday as long as they keep comin’!  A link to the latest post is on the main page, and a link to the full archive is on the main menu under MEMBERS.

And on a sad note, our deepest condolences to Kim, who lost her mom to cancer last Sunday.  You can read the obituary here.  A visitation is scheduled for this Friday night at Woody Funeral Home – Parham Chapel from 2pm to 4pm and from 6pm to 8pm.  Please keep Kim and her family in your thoughts and prayers.