Thursday, October 29, 2009
Search and rescue training
By SUE WATSON
K-9 search and rescue training was big two weeks ago around the city of Holly Springs and at Wall Doxey State Park as about 70 members of the Network of Canine Detector Seminars visited again this year.
The group sends members each October to Holly Springs for what usually turns out to be a five-day training mission.
The members stayed in cabins or in their R.V.s at Wall Doxey, which is also useful for training for water and woods searches and the like.
Places represented this year included Savannah, Tenn., Tallahassee, Fla., Michigan, North Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky and Germany.
Christiane LieBeck, from Germany, instructed in man trailing.
Kelly Walker said the group returns each year because they love the town, the food, and the hospitality, as well as a great place to work in all types of environments - wood, urban, wilderness, water, etc.
“Everything we get our hands on is in this little town,” she said. “We love coming to Holly Springs. It’s a quaint little town and Wall Doxey State Park and their hospitality is off the scales.”
“And good food,” added Holly Lofland. “Everybody’s great, very hospitable and friendly.”
“People like it so much they come here for their vacations,” said member Judy Montgomery.
Phillips Grocery was one restaurant name dropped.
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