REMC Donates Funds for Phase 2 of WW Trail
Healthy communities of Henry County received $4,000 from the Henry County REMC Roundup program for the Wilbur Wright Trail, phase 2 extension.
L-R are Jerry Cash, Jeff Ray, JoAnne McCorkle, Becki McGrady, Shannon Thom and Chris Williams.
HCHC Posted Major Gains; Ready for ‘15
Published March 25, 2015
By Eric Cox - Publisher
Last week’s Healthy Communities of Henry County (HCHC) Annual Meeting and Lunch featured some updated information regarding Henry County projects.
HCHC Board President Chris Williams highlighted several HCHC achievements from last year, including the planting of 1,400 trees across the county, raising $1,000 for trail maintenance and $228,000 for Wilbur Wright Trail expansion. Additionally, HCHC workers held the fourth annual Earth Day celebration, the 14th annual Raintree Ride and participation in a blight elimination program.
Williams also highlighted the group’s 2015 goals. A $375,000 project to lengthen Wilbur Wright Trail by 1.1 miles will get started this spring. The trailhead is located at Henry County YMCA.
Healthy Communities will also spend $7,000 to add three-quarters of a mile to National Road Heritage Trail westward from the Raysville area toward Big Blue River.
Kennard’s Woolly Bear Trail will see the installation of a parking area at Kennard. That’s a $1,000 project.
HCHC will partner with another group or individual on a $15,000 project that will see the installation of a pre-kindergarten "exercise and nutrition" trail at Raysville.
On the Rose City Trail in New Castle, HCHC is helping finance traffic lane restriping. Also, signs will be installed and bike lanes striped. Additionally, the Washington Street Path may see some improvements because the organization is assisting with a Safe Routes to School grant for sidewalks and paths. Plus, bike route signs will be installed.
Health Communities of Henry County also helped acquire a blight elimination grant that will help finance the destruction of 14 blighted properties in the county.
HCHC also announced that the 15th Annual Raintree Ride will take place Saturday, Sept. 26, at 8:45 a.m. at Westwood Park, 1900 South C.R. 275-W., New Castle. The ride features 6-, 30-, 62- and 100-mile routes. The ride takes participants by several Henry County attractions, including the Hoosier Gym, Mt. Lawn Speedway, Wilbur Wright Birthplace, Memorial Park, Summit Lake State Park and more.
To find out how to join or support HCHC, visit www.hchcin.org.
Healthy Communities of Henry County
100 S. Main St., Suite 102
PO Box 921
New Castle, IN 47362
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Board of Directors
Chris Williams, President
JoAnne McCorkle, Vice President
Dennis Hamilton, Secretary
Jerry Cash, Treasurer
Calendar of Events
Healthy Communities of Henry County holds their monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:00p.m. in the Community Center conference room at 100S Main St., New Castle. Come and join us.
Earth Day Festival Sat. April 25
Free Tree Giveaway-April 5 until they are gone.
15th Annual Raintree Ride, September
International Walk to School Day Oct. 9,
A continued 'Thank You!'
to our generous sponsors:
Henry County Community Foundation
Henry County Memorial Hospital Foundation
Pfenninger, Claxton, & Estelle Insurance Group
South Henry Regional Waste District
Dr. Helen Steussy
Glen Oaks Health Campus
Henry County YMCA
Citizens State Bank
The Courier Times
Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service
Three Rivers SWMD
Atlas Collections, Inc.
Healthy Communities and Economic Development
Mr. Bob Grewe, President and CEO of the New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corp. recently spoke at the Healthy Communities annual board meeting, touting the work of Healthy Communities - particularly the recreational trails system development - as a great asset to Henry County. To view more of Mr. Grewe's presentation, please click here. To find out more about economic development in Henry County, please visit the NCHC EDC homepage!
Healthy Communities Flyer
Proposed Map of Raintree Trails & Greenways
National Road Heritage Trail Brochure/Map
14 th Annual Raintree Ride Bicycling Event
Biking to Work is Good for you...Who Knew!
A recent article posted on "Excellence in Government" touts the numerous benefits of biking to work. Amazing! Read the article and get the infographic here: Health Benefits of Biking To Work