Community Rallies to Support Devil’s Head

By Lura Jackson

 

The efforts to rehabilitate and expand the Devil’s Head conservation area have received a gracious boost from community members as a result of a recently held raffle. The raffle, which was for either $200 or for a cord of donated wood, generated $1,050 in ticket sales. The winners, John and Judy Knapp, opted to donate their winnings back to the cause, while at least one community member has offered to buy the wood outright in addition to further promote the cause.

The Friends of Devil’s Head—being the group of volunteers coordinating the rehabilitation—wish to express their thanks to all who purchased a ticket as well as to Ace Hardware and the Community Thrift Store for their assistance in selling tickets. The Friends have applied to become a nonprofit organization, and once that paperwork is finalized then the group will actively accept and solicit donations from area businesses. 

In the past year, volunteers and organizations have worked together to restore and clear the access road, bathrooms, and picnic area, in addition to building a new trail. The group now aims to restore or replace the steps leading to the beach with an accompanying handrail, in addition to other planned projects.

For more information about the Friends of Devil’s Head, or for photos of the new trail, visit facebook.com/friendsofdevilshead online.