JAY — The town’s Recreation Committee will hold a Community Work Day on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10, at the French Falls Family Recreation Park.

Volunteers are needed for several tasks from 8 a.m. to noon at the park, which is off French Falls Lane that runs beside the Knights of Columbus Hall.

Among the projects slated are:

• Laying down a ton of wood chips on the south end of the River Walk Trail;

• Dragging dead branches and trees up to a chipper to make more chips for the trails;

• Cleaning out the natural amphitheater at the knoll at French Falls.


• Cutting brush on a short trail from center field to a kayak and canoe put-in;

• Raking or blowing leaves from the more than 2 miles of trails; and

• Painting the shed at French Falls and the snowmobile shed in the Jay Recreation Area.

Other work to be completed includes installing two swamp bridges near the south end of the Nature Trail; relocating the French Falls kiosk to the park’s entrance at the arch; building primitive benches at scenic points along the Red, White and Blue trails; and building stepping stones across Ludden Brook on the Nature Trail.

Tours of the park will also be conducted for interested parties.

Raffle tickets for a cord of firewood will be available for purchase, as well as some Chisholm Trails T-shirts with the former Otis Mill on the back. Proceeds from both will benefit the Recreation Committee’s projects.

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