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Fall 2007 Volume 12, Issue 2


Newsletter of Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County

President’s Comments

It’s great to be part of a dynamic and growing organization! We welcomed 33 new members this calendar year. Many were recruited in September by our enthusiastic volunteers working at the Wayne County Fair booth. Thank you new members for joining a most worthy community building effort!

Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County P.O. Box 1566 Wooster, OH 44691

Our Sippo Trail continues to be a popular destination that we proudly use as a model for other communities. Rick Neil organized multiple work sessions this summer for painting new approach lines at the intersections and removing some posts for special bike and trailer access. We are also indebted to members Rich Ott and Dave Wingerd for keeping the grass trimmed throughout the summer. Thank you again, volunteers!!

President: Don Noble II, Shreve

Email: donnoble2@embarqmail.com

Vice President: Ted Short, Wooster Email: short.2@osu.edu

The County Line Trail project between Creston and Rittman continues to be our major focus with final construction likely to be finished 2009. There are numerous complicating issues with private land holdings and complex routing in the Sterling area. Our vice president, Ted Short, and consulting engineer, Keith Amstutz, continue to work out the details of each problem. Many thanks for their persistence.

Secretary: Joe Slater, Wooster

Treasurer: Pam Schoenberger, Wooster

Newsletter: Amy Gilbert, Wooster

We are again posting the giving chart for all donations of $100 or more for the County Line Trail project. These names will be displayed at or near a trailhead with additional recognition at benches/tables, mile-posts, and bridges for the large gifts. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in recognition or in honoring someone in this way. Also, please let us know if we have made any errors or omissions in our current list.

Trustees: Bob Gray, Wooster Roger Maibach, Creston Kevin Gowins, Apple Creek Chris Oehl, Fredericksburg Rick Neil, Dalton

E-mail Updates Requested If you have not been getting peroidic announcements concerning meetings and events, please email Ted Short at short.2@osu.edu to get on our list.

Ted, Chris, and I continue to make PowerPoint presentations to community groups of both youth and adults. Please give us a call to schedule a program this winter or next spring. For organizations we have already visited, invite us again to see and hear our latest updates.

Don’t forget to invite your friends to become members and supporters of our dynamic, growing organization! See you on the trails!

Don Noble II President, RTWC

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