It takes a community of people to bring about change but to also preserve the heritage, memories, and traditions passed down through the generations. The Walden’s Ridge Community Club founded by many families wanted to establish a central location for fellowship.
In 2004, many local citizens living in the Walden Ridge community decided to reclaim the old Walden Ridge School Building and property. This endeavor was to rekindle the old school property that closed in 1990. Many stated it was to pretty and centralized to remain quiet and left neglected. Thus, creating a community center and park seemed like the perfect idea. The thought was to renew the annual Kiuka Fair and Arts & Crafts show, homemade molasses making, and good gospel singing.
In 2005, the walking track was designed where many hands labored to make it happen.
In 2006, Walter Sticking stated, “We’re getting ourselves re-established again”.
In 2008, Mountain community gets survival training; more than 20 people showed up for the class. The goal is to teach communities across Walden’s Ridge: first aid, CPR, water purification, how to survive without electricity.
In 2013, by direction of Brenda Morgan, the first annual Hee Haw Show was performed as a fundraiser and way to showcase local talent and preserve some roots to share. The show was a huge success and many look forward to seeing what is added each year.
In 2016, the local signers ventured into adding a second major production to the schedule of events with Opry on the Mountain to showcase local singing talent and bring family entertainment to the community.
In 2016, the Sock Hop was added to the line up to bring a fun evening and for all to go back to the 1950’s era with music and dancing along with the first Annual Talent Show for kids (ages 3 to 16) and a night of Blues, all of which were a big success and something that is being planned for 2017.