Late Judge-Executive Gerry Lynn remembered; park dedicated in his honor


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On Thursday afternoon, a large crowd gathered at a segment of Buttermilk Falls Trail to dedicate the area to the late Judge-Executive Gerry Lynn.

The area is complete with picnic tables and benches, great for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful area and running water coming from Emmert Falls.

Several people close to Gerry spoke at the dedication on Thursday, including David Pace, Nucor Steel Brandenburg General Manager Johnny Jacobs, Brandenburg Mayor Ronnie Joyner, Judge-Executive Leslie Stith, and Jennifer Bridge. They spoke of fond memories between themselves and Gerry as well as how the trail came to be.

Boyd Emmert had mentioned the idea of a picnic area to the Buttermilk Falls Trail Committee several months prior. After Gerry passed away, a large portion of the community wanted to donate funds in his memory, and so the Buttermilk Falls Trail Committee decided to dedicate the area to Gerry and give the community an opportunity to donate funds in his memory.

As of Thursday, more than $15,000 in donations have been received by the Committee. In addition to money, many people donated time and volunteer hours.

Gerry was very proud of the Buttermilk Falls Trail, and now, all of its visitors will be able to remember and appreciate the work that Gerry did for the Trail and the community.

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