It's getting to be that time of the year! Are you looking for that unique gift that is sure to be a hit? Friends of Meadow Grounds Lake has only 37 “Just Add Water” T-shirts left to sell.
The following sizes are available.
Youth- Medium and Large
Adult- Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large
On the front of each shirt is our “Just Add Water” theme. On the back is a gorgeous color photograph of Meadow Grounds Lake in its glory days.
These high-quality, 100% cotton, preshrunk T-shirts were printed by local merchant Dana's Signs, and cost $18 each. $8 from each shirt goes entirely to our efforts to restore our Fulton County treasure. The other $10 goes back into supporting our local economy. Stop in at Tickle Your Fancy, 110 Lincoln Way West, McConnellsburg, (across the street from the parking lot of Susquehanna Bank) to purchase this special gift.
Thank you for your continued support.
Official video for the Meadow Grounds Lake song!
Music and lyrics by Dayton Tweedy, video by McConnellsburg High School Junior Caitlyn Lynch.
The geotechnical study is well under way. Core samples have been taken, and now we are just waiting for the report. As soon as the report has been released, we will post more information on the results. We expect the report due by January.
The Fulton Fall Folk Festival was an amazing success! Our entire supply of Christmas ornaments sold out in 3 days, and people signed over 2500 post cards! The best part for me was talking to old friends and meeting new people. I loved hearing the many fascinating stories about the lake.
Excellent news! The first steps in restoring Meadow Grounds Lake are happening! In the meeting with the Fulton County Commissioners, the PA Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Fulton County Conservation District, and legislators (and their representatives), PFBC stated that they have allocated $80,000 for the geotechnical study, and have sent it out for bids. This geotechnical study is the first major benchmark in the restoration process. It is expected to take approximately 4-6 months. The next step would be the design process, which is estimated to cost $400,000. Funding has not yet been established for this second step, and we need to stay on our legislators to fund the design. Thanking the PFBC for getting the ball rolling would be a nice idea as well. Let's keep this train a-rollin'!
Meadow Grounds Lake:
Those peaceful, placid, quiet moments
Embrace the hours as they pass
Fishing alone, let my thoughts wander
It's just between me and the bass
A quiet morning spent on my old boat
Bald eagle soaring in the air
The world's troubles seem to melt away
Float on the water without care
Meadow Grounds Lake is a treasure
God's gift to you and me
If we want our children to know it
Then we must share the responsibility
Held my wife's hand beneath these oak trees
Pulling in blue gills from the dock
Took my son fishing for the first time
Taught him how to skim a rock
Hiking together to the waterfall
To lose it now just makes me ache
I wonder will our children know
The joy of Meadow Grounds Lake
Dayton P. Tweedy