October 12 - November 6, 2015
Photos from the Fall Work Party.
Katie Cross recently painted this map of the Great Smoky Mountains Peace Pagoda. Everything on the map is completed EXCEPT the Peace Pagoda. Come help us finish it!
It was a busy and productive three weeks with the main staircase to the Peace Pagoda completed, railing for the first walk way erected, the first coat of stucco laid on the retaining wall, a storage area dismantled and foundation and sub-floor built for a new information center ... and even more. We enjoyed meals cooked by friends in the local community and were grateful for every pair of helping hands.
Two weeks in October and a big concrete pour day in November (the 22nd), and we moved and tied 6 tons of rebar and poured 69 yards of concrete. The second walkway is complete thanks to the help of close to 50 volunteers.
Not only that, we now have a new water tank (located under the Visitors Center) which can hold more than 6,000 gallons. Our water woes may be over!
From the Groundbreaking in 2010 to the Summer of 2015, a montage of photos & video, set to some really great music, Thank you Ralph Hutchison!
May 14 - June 5, 2016
Over three weeks, about 40 people came and contributed to the great progress on the Visitors Center and continuing work on the Peace Pagoda. We are proud of the folks who volunteer their time to help with construction and deeply grateful for the sense of community and generosity that characterize this work.