On December 15th, TRTC gave users of the ATT an early Christmas present with the opening of the Pittard Sears parking area. This opening wraps up an effort to find a suitable site for parking in Chatham which began early in 2010. Our thanks for the donations which made this area possible: The major funding for our development of the parking area came from proceeds we received from the Tobacco Road Marathon http://www.tobaccoroadmarathon.com/ in 2011 and 2012. We also received funding from the ATT 10 Miler in 2010 and 2011 and from the Tarwheels Bicycling Club in 2012. Major support for the drinking fountain to be installed soon came from REI. Our entrance sign is pictured above.