February 2017 Newsletter
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017
Want to be on our Trail Map?
People love our annual trail map! Our trail map sponsors are essential to our mission of improving connectivity and community engagement. In recent years we've printed 25,000 of these annually. Well, this is no longer enough (we ran out 4 months early this past season!). In 2017 Fort Wayne Trails is going to print 35,000 of our traditional maps, and we are also creating a whole new downtown map that will be pocket-sized for you to keep with you. We're printing 35,000 of these as well.
Do you want to show your business's support for the trails, and been seen by 35,000 trail lovers? Or, want to be on both, and get your advertising message to 70,000 people this year?
Find out more here.
Contact Angie @260-969-0079 or go to our website to find out more about this incredible offer.
Show your love for the trails!
St. Valentines Day is February 14th, and we know how you feel about the trails. Show them you care in February by making a donation for future trail development. Here are a few easy ways to show that you care:
1. Donate Now on our webpage. It's quick and easy, and your funds will go to trail development activities throughout our community.
2. If you own a business, perhaps offer a special service for trail donors, or just set up a "round up for trails" program at the cash register. Our friends at Ruckel Chiropractic Clinic and Summit City Bicycles and Fitness regularly raise funds on our behalf as part of their daily business.
Thank you, Thieme Family Foundation
Three generations of giving!
Great thanks to the Thieme Family Foundation for their generous grant of $15,000 for Pufferbelly Trail Development north of Life Bridge Church. Recently, foundation members Sarah Glassley and sons, and Julie Thieme dropped by the FWT office to present a check to our Executive Director, Kent Castleman. These fantastic donors represent about not only the trail users we are today, but our children and grandchildren who will enjoy them in years to come.
Birdwatching on the Trails-- Sunday, February 5, 8am. We'll walk at 8am, and take a bicycle ride at 9am. Join Angie at the Wells Street Bridge. Inclement weather? Check our Facebook page 30 minutes before the event to see if it is still on.
Trek the Trails Kick-Off Bicycle Ride and Party-- Tuesday, May 2, 6pm, at the Salomon Farm Park Barn. More details to come.
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