Blessed with a beautiful day, MRG supporters gathered in Colburn Park for music, food, and an update on MRG progress, then proceeded, on foot or on bike, to follow the Quest to Mile Marker 140 (Timken Bridge.) At various points along the trail, questers paused to read aloud ” In Quest of a Connection “, written by Frank Gould, highlighting features and historical info about the area.
“Also, look on the left for a cement whistle post,
the engineer as he approached was supposed
to warn everyone, here comes the choo-choo;
he’d pull the chord, the whistle went ___-___.”
National Trails Day marks the beginning of the public phase of the fundraising campaign. $1.6 million has been raised from local businesses and through grants, cash, pledges and in-kind donations . . . and now, individual members of the community are being asked to contribute. A local donor has pledged to match individual donations by a factor of 4 up to $50,000, such that an individual’s $100 donation becomes $500 . . . what great incentive! Please help us reach our goal of 2.1 million dollars. To donate see: https://mascomagreenway.com/sponsors/
Thanks to Rainie Kelly for most of these photos.