Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail
Anne Van Curen and Bert Emmerson
June 27, 2016, 7 p.m., Library’s Sharon Lawson Room
In this 2-part presentation, Anne Van Curen, an RN at Blount Memorial Hospital and a Smokies hiking enthusiast, portrays Grandma Gatewood in a moving monologue of a true story of a 67-year-old woman who hiked the Appalachian Trail alone. The monologue is based on the book Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: the Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery.
The second half of the program will be Bert “Wildcat” Emmerson, the Holston Conference’s 2015 Appalachian Trail Chaplain and a “triple crowner,” who will relate how hiking has changed since Grandma Gatewood’s walk.
Attend this program on Monday, June 27, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Sharon Lawson Room.
Free and open to the public, this program is hosted by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For further information about library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit the library website.