MILLERSBURG — The public is invited to the celebration of Millersburg’s new fitness trail at Cook Station Park Saturday.
Park Board president Jeff Richendollar said, the ribbon cutting will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, but there will be several activities going on that day to introduce the public to the park’s newest addition.
An ice cream social will kick off the celebration from 2 to 4 p.m.. From 2:15 to 3 p.m., magician John Dudley will perform. The ribbon cutting will take place at 3 p.m. and then from 3 to 4 p.m. Scott Lehman and members of the Tumbleweed Jumpers band will perform.
“We have every intention of this being a first phase of a hiking, jogging and biking path,” Richendollar said. In future years, as money becomes available, park board officials hope to include workout stations.
The path itself starts west of the main pavilion at Cook Station Park and is a half mile long. The crushed stone path is designed for users to turn around and retrace their steps for a full mile total. Richendollar said the path was completed in October, but because of the harsh winter no one could use it.
The cost was about $9,000. That money came from donations from activities and events supported by the Millersburg Town Council and Friends of the Park, plus a grant from IU Health Goshen Hospital.
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