2018 was a banner year for the Trust’s Bench Sponsorship Program, with 18 new benches installed in the Park from Marsden Bridge in Potomac to Lock 75 near Cumberland!
Fifteen of the benches were donated by Daofeng He and his wife, Angela Yang Cui, through their family foundation. Big fans of the C&O Canal National Historical Park, Daofeng and Angela made their generous donation to fill the need they saw for comfortable places for people to sit and get back to nature. Their 15-bench donation extended the bench program upriver from Great Falls along the length of the canal.
Our thanks, too, goes to our 2018 bench donors – the family of Douglas R. Hokenson, in his memory; the family of Cory Matthew Jones, in his memory; and the family and friends of George E. Mattingly, in honor of his birthday. Our grateful thanks goes out to Jim Heins and his outstanding bench installation crew for their great work in 2018.
You can contact the C&O Canal Trust’s Director of Development, Patricia Barber, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-745-8880 to learn more and participate in the Bench Donation Program.