Friends of the Smokies says goodbye to Hannah


At Big Creek in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, again yesterday. This time it was to say goodbye to Hannah E., the Americorps intern at Friends of the Smokies.

For 11 months, Hannah worked in the Waynesville office. She did a lot of PR work for Friends, ran tables at various events, and helped Holly in many other capacities. She also helped me scout hikes that I lead for Friends. But the Americorps program only lasts 11 months and it was time to say goodbye.

The Americorps program is the Domestic Volunteer Service program, formed out of the old VISTA program. Volunteers work in various nonprofits groups and get a “living wage” stipend. Nonprofits get a chance to employ an eager college graduate for a while without making a long-term commitment. 

Hannah is the woman on the right (as you’re facing the picture) in the top row. We wish her luck and thank her for her service. She’ll be staying in Asheville as she moves on in her life and career.

Thanks Hannah!

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