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Ribbon cutting held for Little River Trail Section

Posted: Friday, September 8, 2017

The dedication of Little River Trail Section 4 was celebrated with a ribbon cutting yesterday, September 7. The new section begins at Erie Heritage Park at the south end of the Erie Rail Trail Bridge.

The Little River Trail is part of a nine-phase plan to link downtown Huntington to the local parks, green spaces and local destinations. Studies show that multi-use trails benefit public health, attract businesses and help retain talent. This project was funded in part by the Regional Cities Initiative and Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority.

Shown in the photo in the front row, left to right, are Anthony Goodnight, Director of Public Works and Engineering Services; Andy Zay, 17th District State Senator; Jim O’Donnell, who was credited with the idea of a trail system in Huntington; Jim Lewis, HARTA, president; Mayor Brooks Fetters; Gregg Koppelmann, E&B Paving; Steve Yoder, Superintendent of Parks; Jim Dinius and Michael Galbraith, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. Back row, from left includes Jack Slusser, City Council, At-Large; Jim Jones, chaplain, Heritage Pointe Communities; Joe Blomeke, City Council, 5th District; and Seth Boyd, DLZ Architecture and Engineering Design.