We are pleased to announce
that the Gallia County Charitable Foundation and the Women's
Fund of the Community Foundation of Lorain County have awarded grants
in support of GRANDMA GATEWOOD: AN APPALACHIAN TALE. Emma Gatewood, who
lived in Gallipolis, Ohio, was the first woman to solo thru-hike the 2,180-mile
Appalachian Trail (AT) in 1955 at the age of 67 after raising 11 children
and surviving domestic abuse. She is the subject of this Eden Valley project
which is being done with WGTE/PBS,
Cultural Arts Center.
EMMA GATEWOOD: AN APPALACHIAN
TALE will be the culmination of a multi-part project that began in 2009.
With funding from the Buckeye
Trail Association, the National
Storytelling Network and the Ohio
Humanities Council, initial research into Emma's life was completed
along with the creation of a storytelling program and companion
e-book and DVD, EMMA GATEWOOD: OHIO'S LEGENDARY HIKER by Bette Lou
Higgins and Kelly Boyer Sagert. The storytelling program premiered at
the Westlake Community Services Center in November, 2011 and was presented
nine times during 2012 and several more performances are already scheduled
We invite you to join us on our Trail with a tax deductible donation.
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