2018 Annual Satulah-bration:
Satulah Mountain Preserve has become a community treasure and on the last Saturday in September HCLT will host their third annual Satulah-bration. Don’t miss your chance to Satulah-brate!
This year’s festivities will kick-off with a hike to the Preserve on Friday, September 28th. No reservations are necessary. Simply meet at Founders Park in downtown Highlands at 10 am, bring your lunch and water and enjoy a roundtrip hike to the summit, led by HCLT’s Kyle Pursel. Plan to be back around 2 p.m. and in the event of inclement weather, check Facebook for any updates.
Then on Saturday, September 29 come to Founders Park for the Annual Chili Cook-Off from 1-4 p.m. Last year, the chilies were outstanding! Be a Contestant: to enter your chili in the cook off, find entry forms at hicashlt.org, HCLT offices in the Peggy Crosby Center, Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Satulah Mountain Brewing Company. Only $10 to enter, amateur or professional divisions allow you to compete for best overall and win bragging rights for a year, a trophy and admission on an HCLT led EcoTour. Be a Judge: join us from 1-3 p.m. or until the chili runs out to taste and judge the best chili. Your $10 includes a sample of all the chili, cornbread, iced tea and dessert! Satulah Mountain Brewing Company will be selling their craft beer and we’ll have yard games and more! Winners will be announced by 4 p.m.
The Satulah Story:
You can see it from many spots around Highlands: Satulah Mountain, standing tall like an old friend watching over us, a silent constant in an ever-changing world. On September 28th & 29th you’re invited to participate in the third annual Satulah-bration, a community celebration to thank you for your support and to honor the first property Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust (HCLT) conserved over a century ago as well as all the places throughout Macon and Jackson County that have been conserved since.
In 1909 a group of concerned citizens raised $500 to protect the summit of Satulah, ensuring it would remain in its natural state in perpetuity as a public park for all to enjoy. On September 30 of that year, the organization that eventually evolved into Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust officially took ownership of the summit. Since then, HCLT has gone on to conserve over 3,000 acres of valuable land resources in Highlands and Cashiers and has earned the distinction of accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.