Green Knob Fire Tower Dedication- Saturday, April 20

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Join in celebrating the restoration of the Green Knob Fire Tower this Saturday, April 20 at 12-noon at the Green Knob Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mile 350.4). A short ceremony featuring Peter Barr with the North Carolina Chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association and Lloyd Allen, a fire tower expert who restored the Snow Ball Fire Tower in Buncombe County and whose father served as a lookout on the Green Knob Fire Tower. A short, quarter-mile hike up to the Fire Tower will follow the ceremony. The viewing platform, which is normally closed, will be open for the occasion providing magnificent views of mighty Mount Mitchell and the spectacular Black Mountains. If you are interested in carpooling, meet at 11am in the Burnsville Municipal Parking Lot next to the Yancey County Board of Elections. Contact Jake Blood (828-284-6878) if you have questions or need further information.