N. Ga Tech dedicates new XC trail to former POW
The Colonel Benjamin H. Purcell Trail Dedication
Long-time Habersham resident, decorated veteran, and faithful friend of North Georgia Technical College, Col. Ben Purcell was honored at a special ceremony dedicating the opening of the new walking and running trail on the campus.
“It is truly an honor for us to have such a distinguished veteran as a friend to the college,” said Dougherty to a large crowd of supporters from the community including the Habersham Chamber of Commerce, Lowes, radio stations WCON and WCHM, high school runners, as well as NGTC faculty, staff, and students.
College races and high school meets are scheduled for the Fall 2011 season. The first college race is schedule for Friday, September 2, in the evening.