this baby off in three weeks, and they did it in the winter," Jones explains. "They built their boats and they walked. I can’t even imagine how difficult it was for
them to come across. It was hard for
us. But we had support, and we had
modern conveniences and everything else.
What they did has always been emotional to me about the trip. Even coming down the Ohio River, when you get
to parts where there’s no industry and it’s just wild, you have to say ‘what
was it like when these people came down in a flatboat?’ It must have just been overwhelming when they
Jones says they really couldn’t have made the trip at all if it wasn’t for the
support team they had all the way
imagine trying to do this trip without having that 33-foot RV waiting for us
every night, so we could have a hot meal and a shower," Jones says. "We’ve been to more campgrounds in three weeks
than I have been the rest of my life.
Peter Prigge is this wonderful hero who kept us on track everyday – kept
us supplied with food and water and Gatorade.
We couldn’t have done it without Peter.
He really is the best for that kind of thing that you could ever imagine.”
three men agree it was great camaraderie through the duration of the trip. And they agree that to do it for the Harmar
Community Center and the Boys and Girls Club made it worth the while.