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July 20, 2013

Friends of Dunbar Cave present annual Cooling at the Cave

Clarksville and Montgomery County, you are invited to come out to Dunbar Cave State Park Saturday, July 27th, from 3-5pm. Come join the Friends of Dunbar Cave for their annual Cooling at the Cave with music, games and refreshments at the cool cave entrance.

Prior to air conditioning being widely available, locals would gather at Dunbar Cave to enjoy the cool air gently blowing from the mouth of the cave.  Many concerts were held there as people would fellowship and beat the heat of summer.

For years, the Friends group has put on ‘Cooling at the Cave’ to recreate this atmosphere.  This year is no exception.  As usual, home baked goodies and drinks will be available.  The Friends group will have tables and chairs set up, with an array of board games for you and your family to enjoy.  Please bring extra chairs and your favorite games.

cumberland winds-logoThis year the entertainment is the Cumberland Wind Jazz Project, so bring your dancing shoes.  The acoustics at the cave entrance really enhance the musical experience.  We are honored to have such an established local band to provide quality entertainment.

This event is highly attended and parking is limited, so we have secured overflow parking at Dunbar Cave Baptist Church and will be providing shuttle service between the church and the park for you convenience.

All ages are welcome and admission is free (donations encouraged, T-shirts and postcards available to purchase).

Friends of Dunbar Cave Inc. is an independent, non-profit corporation committed to protecting and preserving the natural and cultural resources of Dunbar Cave State Natural Area for this generation and generations to come.

Dunbar Cave Natural Area  003Please join Friends of Dunbar Cave in supporting and protecting Dunbar Cave State Natural Area.  Members receive our newsletter, are invited to our monthly meetings held on the second Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. and are invited to participate in special park projects and activities.

As a member you will be assisting us in our short and long term goals to encourage development that will protect and preserve the wilderness and recreation that Dunbar Cave State Natural Area represents.


[This article was submitted by Blayne Clements.]

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