Michael Ballard is doing Big Things in Trimble, TN Distilling Tennessee’s White Whiskey!

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Go visit Trimble’s New Full Throttle S’Loonshine distillery

Step back into the 50’s as Trimble reinvents itself. It’s making a new name with the same face!

Full Throttle S’Loonshine is in the old Cotton Gin that once stood at the same site over 60 years ago!

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Mission Statement

The mission of MORE is to provide underserved youth in the Mid-South with a unique experiential educational program comprised of integral mind, body and spirit activities through an interdisciplinary environmental, cultural and economic curriculum.

Description

The MORE program format is an experiential-interdisciplinary education curriculum and community alliance for underserved youth that focuses on environmental and cultural issues that are compatible with integral mind, body and spirit activities. Partners include a diverse blend of non-profit organizations, academic institutions and business enterprises that have come together as a unified consortium, with collective and enhanced impact, to provide outdoor educational experiences that also highlight parallel career opportunities.

The program will initially begin in the fall of 2013 with 6th grade class students at two schools recommended and approved by the Achievement School District: Westside Middle School and Gordon Science & Arts Academy, with a total of approximately 300 participants.

Studies and lesson plans about the Mississippi River and its watershed will be the overarching theme for state certified curriculum that addresses history, culture, environmental issues and potential jobs associated with the river. This experiential education program will take students outside onto a “classroom” Riverboat coupled with activities at the Mud Island River Park & Museum. They will directly experience the awesome magnitude of the Mississippi River and learn about its expansive watershed to help them further engage in their scholastic curriculum in a more meaningful way.

Additionally, teachers, guest speakers and associated business professionals will provide a truly outstanding lecture series for each of the various outdoor sessions. The second semester will feature several more natural outdoor locations and activities that relate to the evolving curriculum about the Mississippi and its tributaries.

Classes will expand in the following year to include additional MORE experiential educational programs through hiking bluff trails, paddling the tributaries, cycling the Mississippi River Trail and camping in scenic and natural environments. During each outdoor venture, the students will also be enlightened with interesting employment opportunities directly related to each excursion and MORE lesson plan.

Sponsors:

  • Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
  • Poplar Foundation
  • Fedex
  • Achievement School District
  • Wolf River Conservancy
  • Arkwings
  • Riverfront Development Corporation
  • Mud Island River Park
  • Memphis Riverboats
  • Clean Memphis
  • Shelby County Government
  • University of Memphis
  • Mississippi River Corridor Tennessee

Bike tour from Memphis to Randolph, Tipton County, TN - Saturday, November 1, 2014

This is a 48 mile up-and-back ride to Randolph Bluff in Tipton County. For those wanting to only ride 24 miles up to Randolph Bluff, we will have a shuttle van available to take you and your bike back to the church parking lot.

Details:

Cost: $25 per person

Non-Riding Guests: $15 – to join riders at Randolph for lunch, drinks and music

Date: Saturday, November 1

Start Time: 9:00 am

Start Location: Shelby Forest Baptist Church, 1207 Locke Cuba Road, Millington, TN 38053 (Just down the street from the Shelby Forest General Store)

Destination: Randolph Bluff in Tipton County

Locate Randolph Bluff on Google Earth: Ballard Slough Road and Needham Road, Tipton County, Tennessee

Distance: 24 miles one-way or a return loop of 48 miles

Contact for Questions: Mississippi River Corridor – Tennessee 901/628-3527 or wglenncox@comcast.net

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Bike Walk TN is proud to announce that registration is now open for the 2013 TN Bike Summit being held in Memphis, TN during May 22-24, 2013.

Please visit the TN Bike Summit website for instructions on registration. Register before April 24 to receive the early-bird rate of only $25!

We're working hard to firm up speakers and sessions. Stay in touch with the latest info by connecting to our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Feel free to email us at tnbikesummit@gmail.com with any questions or comments.

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