Soup & Stones for Mt. Oglethorpe and the People of Pickens County
12/16/2015 ~ by John Feight
On Tuesday, December 22nd at 2pm, we'll celebrate the Winter Solstice at Eagle’s Rest Park on Mt. Oglethorpe. We’re hoping the public will bring soup to be distributed by Cares of Pickens County and stones for the continual build of the Stone Eagle on the southern face of Mt. Oglethorpe.
Prior to the Winter Solstice ceremony at the Stone Eagle, Boy Scout Troop 836 of Jasper will plant rhododendron and trees at the entrance to the park and place stones to mark the beginning of the public park. The Wildflower Bunch Garden Club of Big Canoe donated the shrubs and trees.
Bring your stones...
Through the millennium the bluestones of Stonehenge, New Grange and the Indian mounds of the Americas have marked man’s presence on this earth, so why not men and women... of the present. Leave your mark…your stones…for future generations to wonder about our time on earth. Stones are forever. Come lay your stones…from wherever ye may gather them and take them to the mountain.
Enjoy new viewing decks and music of the mountain...
There are now four viewing decks available to the public... basically creating a 360 degree view of the world surrounding famous Mt. Oglethorpe. Bob Knysz, co-founder and concertmaster of the Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra, will play the mandolin during the second dedication of Eagle's Rest Park.
Soup for the soul...
The soup you bring to the mountain will touch the hearts and souls of those who need not only food, but also your love. They need to know you care... and Cares of Pickens County will provide your love to those who are in want... of soup and love.
You can help keep Mt. Oglethorpe alive by supporting the on-going work at Eagle's Rest Park. Please visit the Mt. Oglethorpe Foundation's website (mtoglethorpe.org) and make a tax-deductible donation.