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Open House for Superintendent Craighead on November 15
Contact: Vickie Carson, 270-758-2192
(MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. - October 29, 2012) On Thursday, November 15, 2012, Mammoth Cave National Park will host an open house, 3:30-5:00 p.m., at the Mammoth Cave Hotel to introduce Superintendent Sarah Craighead to the community. Light refreshments will be provided by the Mammoth Cave National Park Association.
"We hope many of our park neighbors, business associates, and friends will stop by to meet and greet our new Superintendent, or get reacquainted, since Sarah is a cave-country native," said Acting Superintendent Bruce Powell.
Sarah Craighead will assume her duties at Mammoth Cave on November 13. Craighead is a 33-year veteran of the National Park Service, with 15 years as a park superintendent at Death Valley NP (Calif./Nev.), Saguaro NP (Ariz.), and Washita Battlefield NHS (Okla.) She grew up in Cave City, graduating from Caverna High School (1974) and Transylvania University (1978).
Did You Know?
Creatures that spend their entire lives in Mammoth Cave adapt to the dark world. Some types of cave fish, for example, do not grow eyes – supporting these extra unnecessary organs would consume precious energy in their nutrient-poor environment.