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State offers free guided hikes in state parks March 24
March 15, 2018, 12:08 p.m.

March 15, 2018 – Tennessee’s 56 State Parks are hosting free, guided hikes statewide on Saturday, March 24 to highlight the amenities and programming available during one of Tennessee’s most beautiful seasons.

Guided hikes within a short drive of Dunlap will include: Cumberland Trail State Park and Cumberland Mountain State Park, near Crossville; Fall Creek Falls State Park; Rock Island State Park, and three separate hikes at South Cumberland State Park, near Monteagle.

Our rangers are trained to share the rich history of Tennessee’s public lands in a way that excites the imagination and leaves you wanting more,” said Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill.

Park rangers will lead guided hikes throughout the day that take visitors past scenic vistas, budding wildflowers and roaring waterfalls. Hikes will range from short, family-friendly walks to adventurous, all-day endeavors through a park’s most remote stretches.

Other statewide hikes Tennessee State Parks offers include National Trails Day in June, National Public Lands Day in September, After Thanksgiving Hikes in November, and First Day Hikes in January.

For a full list of all planned hikes on March 24, visit https://tnstateparks.com/about/special-events/spring-hikes.

King Arthur breadbaking demo comes to local schools
March 12, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

March 12, 2018 – Now in its 27th year, King Arthur Flour’s Bakefor Good: Kids Learn Bake Share Program encourages kids to give back to their community through baking nutritious bread from scratch.

On March 15-16, the program will visit the Sequatchie Valley, where 668 fourth-seventh grade students will join the other 300,000 kids who have already participated in the 50-minute demonstration. The bread collected will go to the Sequatchie County Food Bank and the Crisis Center located in the Valley.

In Sequatchie County, local school demonstrations for students are planned for Sequatchie County Middle School March 15, at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 1 p.m. March 16, children at Griffith Elementary will participate, at 8 a.m.

Learn. Bake. Share. Those are the three main goals that the King Arthur Flour program aims to provide for kids,” says Pam Jensen, Bake for Good: Kids Program Manager. “In the cross-curricular program students learn about baking while using practical applications of math, science, and comprehension skills. They’re excited to take that knowledge home and bake two loaves of bread, which they then share with a community member in need.

"We love King Arthur Flour’s Bake for Good: Kids Program,” exclaims Principal J. Donohue from Ohio. “The instructor is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and so engaging that everyone – teachers and students alike – are on the edge of their seats. I’ve received countless e-mails and phone calls from teachers and parents who can’t say enough about how much the kids enjoyed not only learning how to bake bread, but how great they feel about giving back to those in need.”


  • Began in 1992
  • Over 300,000 kids in 4-7th grades have participated
  • Thousands and thousands of baked goods have been donated to those in need
  • Completely free for schools and kids – all instruction and materials are provided by King Arthur Flour
  • 42 states visited thus far
  • 200+ demonstrations take place annually
  • Each demo 2 students are chosen to help the instructor
  • On social media use #learnbakeshare to see what student bakers have made

At the end of the presentation kids have the confidence and knowledge to bake,” says Jensen. “They go home with a reusable bag that contains King Arthur Flour’s All-Purpose and White Whole Wheat Flours, a recipe booklet, yeast, a dough scraper, and bag to return one loaf to school.”


King Arthur Flour is America's oldest flour company and premier baking resource, offering ingredients and inspiration to bakers everywhere since 1790. The company's high-quality flour is available in supermarkets nationwide. More than 3,500 tested and trusted baking tools, ingredients, and recipes are available online at kingarthurflour.com.  Headquartered in Norwich, Vt., King Arthur Flour became 100 percent employee-owned in 2004, a founding B (Beneficial) Corporation in 2007, sponsor of 1% for the Planet in 2014, and partner with Feeding America since 2016.