Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust

"Saving Special Places since 1909."

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Ravenel Park courtesy of Clare Ellis

Photo Courtesy of Clare and Wiley Ellis

2014 Sunsetennial: 100 Years of Sunsets and Sunrises Together

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Ravenel Park- its “Sunsetennial”.  Highlands’ mayor, Pat Taylor has declared 2014 “100 Years of Sunsets and Sunrises Together at Ravenel Park” and Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust invites you to be part of the celebration.

In the early 1900s a newly formed town was emerging.  It was a place that some considered the perfect retreat with moderate temperatures and abundant natural resources.  Highlands was quickly becoming a favorite destination in the south.  Among the early pioneers who realized what the plateau had to offer and who made their home here was the Ravenel family.  They had already become important members of the community, contributing much to the newly forming town. In 1914, several years after the death of one of the family Patriarchs, Captain Ravenel and his wife Margaretta, their children took an interest in protecting their family land and decided to create a lasting tribute to their parents.  On August 16, 1914 the Ravenel children donated Ravenel Park to be a public park for all to enjoy in perpetuity.  The park, which many know as Sunset Rock, is also comprised of the lesser known Sunrise Rock and is owned and cared for by the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust. We hope you will take part in the celebration of this very special place throughout 2014.

We have several events planned to celebrate this landmark anniversary including a photography contest.  Photos can be taken of or from Ravenel Park and must be no smaller than 5×7, no larger than 8 1/2 x 11, at least 300 dpi.  Max two entries per category.  No charge to enter.  Creativity encouraged!

Amateur Division Categories: Outdoor/Family Recreation, Open Spaces, Cultural Heritage and Plants & Wildlife. Deadline: June 1, 2014  NOW EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 20th! Photo Contest Entry Form Amateur Division

Professional Division Categories: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Deadline: January 1, 2015 Photo Contest Entry Form Professional Division


Share this Sunsetennial Photography Poster with your friends and family!

Sunsetennial Photography Contest


Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust looks forward to the next 100 years of sunsets and sunrises together.