Fun Run ~ May 7, 2017 ~ Tea Springs



Tea Springs is located at the far eastern end of Sugar Valley just across the Clinton County line in Union County.  This area was once known for its abundance of tea that grew near the spring … hence the name Tea Springs.  John Duncan’s White Deer and Loganton Railway excursion train carried families to this spot for picnics and musical entertainment at the band pavilion from approximately 1907 until the railway shutdown in 1916.  Soon, however, the tea was over picked and became extinct in that area.  In 1933, when the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was formed, it then became the site of the S-114 Tea Springs Camp.  All the buildings and train travel are gone now, but there is a picnic area maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

We followed the tracks _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

It was here, on May 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., that the Sugar Valley Historical Society held their second annual Fun Run.  The participants traveled either a 5K, 10K, or Leisure Lap marked path through the Pennsylvania forest.  The leisure lap is for those who want to slow down and enjoy nature’s beauty but still want to join in the fun for the day.


Tina Hawksworth, Joel Strouse, and Suzette Miller, who are pictured below, again helped to organize the event.  We "Thank You" for all your hard work and efforts.

Below are some of the participants:

We wish to thank all the participants and the following participants who met their goals.  Their names are listed with their times.  Congratulations to all  J!



Joel Strouse - 1:08.54

Gary Jones - 1:09:00

Karl Miller - 1:16:43

Luke Garman - 1:40:07 *

Scott Garman - 1:40:10

Paul Bohnert - 1:57:51

Heidi Bohnert - 1:57:51



Paige Rhyne - 38:40

Brian Miller - 39:45

Teressa Miller - 45:00

Mason Klobe - 45:01 *

Danielle Liddic - 53:08

Shirley Weaver - 53:13

Michelle Harvey - 53:14

Susan Bell - 1:01:00


Leisure Lap

Kohana Yamashita - 32:00 *

Derril Smith - 39:10

John Blachek - 43:58

Janet Blachek 42:59

Veronica Smith - 43:21

Mary Washburn - 43:22

Logan Butler - 55:03

Loria Butler - 55:04


* Under 11 years of age.



Also, we wish to thank the following volunteeers:  Jame Reidell, Nicole Clark, Karen Sanders, Coja Yamashita, Kevin Patterson, Rebeccah Brungard.  


Especially, "Thank You" to the Sugar Valley Rescue Squad for standing by.


Each participant and volunteer were given a tote bag.  The tote was blue and black with a white lettering; picture of tote follows:

The Fun Run was a success and we are already planning the 2018 run.




Dedicated to the preservation of historical significance of Sugar Valley and the central Pennsylvania area.