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Cooling at the Cave draws largest crowd to date

Dunbar Cave State Park's Cooling at the Cave in Clarksville, TN Clarksville, TN – On Saturday, July 27th, the Friends of Dunbar Cave held their Sixth Annual Cooling at the Cave event at Dunbar Cave State Natural Area from 3:00pm until 5:00pm. All ages were welcome and admission was free. It was estimated that between 250 and 300 people came out to the event.

“This is probably the best attended Cooling at the Cave so far,” stated Lionel Senseney, President of Friends of Dunbar Cave. “The weather was just beautiful today.”

Everyone gathered around the cave’s entrance to listen to the music and to let the constant cool breeze blowing from the mouth of the cave cool them off. In the days before air conditioning, locals gathered at the cave to cool off and have fellowship with others.

The entertainment this year was provided by the Cumberland Wind Jazz Project. They played big band music from the 1930’s to 1960’s. Some of the arrangements they played were from the Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Benny Goodman Band to name a couple.

There were door prizes, board games to play, cards and of course dancing. Refreshments and homemade goodies were on hand, compliments of the Friends of Dunbar Cave. Souvenir T-shirts were available for sale.

The City of Clarksville and Golf Pro Jeff Vaughn donated the use of a Golf Cart from the Swan Lake Golf Course to ferry people from the parking lot to the cave entrance. Bill Larson drove the cart.

The crowd listening to the Cumberland Wind Jazz Project at Cooling at the Cave.
The crowd listening to the Cumberland Wind Jazz Project at Cooling at the Cave.

During the event, it was mentioned that the Friends of Dunbar Cave are considering making Cooling at the Cave a quarterly event, with a possible small admission price. Those that would like to see this happen should contact them on their website listed below.

“This has been a really successful afternoon,” said Senseney. “We appreciate everyone’s support and help.”

For more about Dunbar Cave State Park, visit their website.

For more information about the Cumberland Wind Jazz Project, visit their website.

About the Friends of Dunbar Cave, Inc.

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. Please 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 6:00pm 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.

For more information, visit their website.

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