Parents Ron Cutlip and Britt Medley along with support from Trans Tech Energy, Inc. have carved seating into the hill of the outdoor classroom/amphitheater area. This area will soon be hydroseeded and ready for use before the end of this school year. Thank you Ron & Britt!
March 9, 2016: The video shows spring water that is now diverted from underground the amphitheater area to the edge of the field to the adjoining stream. It is estimated that this water flow is about 5 gallons of water per minute. Again, thank you to parents Ron Cutlip and Britt Medley as well as […]
March 9, 2016: After decades of drainage problems at the corner of the field at Blowing Rock School, the dynamic duo of parents Ron Cutlip and Britt Medley along with help from Trans Tech Energy, Inc. have found two springs on the hillside and installed drainage equipment to move the spring water to the creek […]
An updated version of the photo essay document showing the playground rejuvenation from start to finish has been released. It is a large pdf file of approximately 10MB. Click on the cover thumbnail picture on the right to download.
A wonderful celebration of the playground was held Friday, October 9, 2015. Donors, playground committee members, contributing businesses, the Watauga County School officals, Blowing Rock Town officials, and other special guests gathered for a lovely ceremony marking this momentous occasion. Cheryl Cutlip, Playground Chair, Ron Cutlip, Playground Designer and Project Manager, Karyn Herterich, Playground Fundraising […]
On Monday, October 5th, Carolina Bomanite continues work on the playground with the installation of the pavers in the area in front of the playground steps. The section of the path down to the field is now paved also. Caroline Bomanite is based in Charlotte and one of only a few non-local companies that have […]
Thank you to local residents Marty & Ted Couch for their new & generous donation of $5,000 to the playground fund. The Couches are grandparents to former Blowing Rock School students.
Over 200 hours of volunteer time was expended this past weekend on the Playground. According to Playground Chairperson Cheryl Cutlip, much was accomplished by the hard-working volunteers: 30 yards of mulch was spread, Ron Cutlip and Britt Medley have placed huge rocks throughout the landscaping, Lloyd Buckner performed weed-eating magic, Billy Chick loaded lots of […]
The Playground Committee is busy making plans for an official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the playground on Friday, October 9th at 1 pm. More information to come.
The Farris Foundation has provided a second generous grant of $43,000 which allows the payoff of current playground bills. We are eternally grateful to this foundation for all they have meant to the Playground Rejuvenation!