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Fall Creek Falls State Park Offers Craft Workshops

Sunday, January 28, 2007 | 06:00pm

Pikeville, Tenn. – Fall Creek Falls State Park is offering craft workshop weekends in the month of February for participants interested in learning new crafts or refining existing skills.

The park will host a basket-making workshop February 9-11, 2007. Participants will learn the basics of basket weaving and will make small oval and hearth baskets. There is a limit of 15 people per class for this workshop.

On February 23-25, 2007, the park will host a workshop on woodcarving and a separate workshop on wood burning. In the carving class, participants will have several project options including walking sticks, caricatures, or boots. There is a limit of 12 people per class for this workshop.

The wood-burning workshop will teach participants how to create detailed art by using wood burners. There is a limit of six people per class for this workshop.

No prior experience is necessary to take part in any of the craft workshops. There is a $35 fee for each workshop offered and prior registration is required.

The Fall Creek Falls Inn will offer special room packages for the craft workshop weekends. The package for participants is based on double occupancy for two nights, and includes breakfast Saturday and Sunday, for $124.06.

Fall Creek Falls State Park has been voted by visitors to be one of the top family destinations in the Southeast. Protected within its boundaries are beautiful waterfalls, tremendous canyons and dense forest. The park has a 250-site campground, a hotel and conference center and 30 cabins. It is located 40 miles south of Cookeville, and 65 miles north of Chattanooga, atop the beautiful Cumberland Plateau. For more information about the park and its activities, visit the Web site at www.tnstateparks.com/fallcreekfalls.

For more information about the craft workshop weekends or to register for a workshop, please call the Betty Dunn Nature Center at (423) 881-5708. For reservations at the park’s inn, call the Tennessee State Parks reservation line toll free at 1-800-250-8610.

For more information contact:

Dana Coleman
Office (615) 253-1916

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