(c)2013 NPT PHOTO BY KATIE PITTSER The 2013 white water rafting season kicked off with a luncheon and tour of Walters Hydroelectric Plant and Dam on Wednesday. Members of Duke Energy and the Pigeon River Rafting Association welcomed the upcoming season while enjoying warm weather and a BBQ lunch provided by Max Gardner of Duke Energy. Pictured from left are Cocke County Tourism Director, Linda Lewanski; Daniel Sutton of Big Bear Expeditions; John Felderman of Big Creek Expeditions; Wayne Duerer of USA Raft; Dean Shults of Duke Energy; Steve Johnson of Duke Energy; Chris Summerville of Nantahala Outdoor Center; John Crutchfield of Duke Energy; Cocke County Clerk Janice Butler; Scott Jolley of Duke Energy; Claudette Geoffrion of Rafting in the Smokies; Cocke County Mayor Vaughn Moore; Rafting Clerk Shalee Benson; Rafting Clerk Lesley Hedgepath; and Brenda Shultz of Rafting in the Smokies. Despite bad weather early in the spring, the rafting community believes this season will be the best yet.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
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