Submitted by Chuck MacInnis
Development of a Story Trail, designed for younger children, took a giant leap ahead this week when the Merrickville District Trails Society (MDTS) received a cheque from Run Merrickville.
Members of the Trail Society and Run Merrickville organizers met at the trailhead to the Woodland-Toboggan Hill Loop trail at Julia and Drummond Streets for a brief ceremony on Wednesday, July 12, to acknowledge the donation of $1,000.00.
Trail Society Chair, Tim Allen, said the money would be extremely useful as seed money for new projects to both develop and promote the use of trails by all age groups. He said: “Our first priority for this donation will be to work with the Merrickville Library to develop the Story Trails concept, and we can hopefully have an initial run later this year”.
Trails Society members, Anne Tener and Andrea Howard, will be the leads on this project, and were also on hand for the ceremony, along with Tony Shaw.
Co-Race Director, Lori Urquhart, presented the cheque on behalf of Run Merrickville. Co-Race Director, Steve Templeton, and Sally MacInnis accompanied her.