The Jelks Family Foundation Donates $22K to FLT
The donation will help sponsor a beautiful new landscaped stop station and learning center to be located in the grassy area just north of the train trestle adjacent to Oscar Scherer State Park. FLT will also contribute funds for this project.
From Howard Jelks, Director of the Foundation, “Our family is very honored to participate in creating a place where folks using The Legacy Trail can learn about the railroads and native plant communities around them. Dr. Allen Jelks, Sr. is very active in railroading circles — both in remembering the past and promoting rail travel in the future. The late Dr. Mary Jelks was an energetic environmental activist who inspired others with her love and passion for natural plant communities”.
We look forward to adding another great amenity to the trail. Thank you Jelks Family Foundation and all FLT donors who help make projects like this possible.
Here is the concept plan for the new rest facility: