Under the always-enthusiastic leadership of Marina and Outdoor Recreation Supervisor Ginger Ladehoff of the Parks and Recreation Department and the Hot Springs Village Trails Committee, the POA sponsored a month-long photo contest and trails marathon. The marathon and photo contest culminated in a celebration on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, where the photo contest winners were awarded a certificate and treated to refreshments while a slide show of the photo contest entries was displayed. Trails Committee Chair Buzz Carpenter and Vice-chair Kathy Swanson were on hand to represent the Trails Committee.

The contest ran from October 15 to November 15, with four categories to choose from. Winners were:

  • Flowers and Foilage – Sherry McBride – Trail Thru the Tall Trees – Hernando Trail
  • People and Pets – Blain Anderson – Father and Daughter on Trail – Hernando Trail
  • Wildlife – Buzz Carpenter – Bird – Coronado Dam Trail
  • Water features – Rhonda Smith – Bench by Water – Hernando West Trail
  • Best Overall – Vic Prislipski – Beaver Dam Morning – Beaver Dam Trail 

All contest photographs were taken on the Hot Springs Village trails. The marathon also ran during the same time period.

Buzz Carpenter, Trails Committee Chairman, and Ginger Ladehoff, Marina & Outdoor Recreation Supervisor,


By Cheryl Dowden