User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
News : Grant Allows Walking Trail Construction To Begin
Posted by Randy on 2013/10/11 7:20:31 (497 reads) News by the same author

Construction will begin next week on the Wright Memorial Hospital Walking Trail, thanks to the receipt of a $100,000.00 federal grant.

Click to see original Image in a new window

The Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation, sponsors of the walking trail and memorial garden, has been notified of the award of a $100,000.00 grant from the State of Missouri Recreational Trails Program. The grant is to be used for the construction of the walking trail project around the Wright Memorial Hospital campus. The grant dollars are administered by the Federal Highway Administration and are managed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Missouri State Parks.

The WMH Foundation submitted the application back in early February of this year. The concrete based half-mile trail will be utilized by WMH employees, visitors, patients and the community. To date, over $140,000.00 has been raised by WMH employees and Trenton and surrounding communities.

“This is a historic moment for the hospital and this region,” says WMH Foundation Development Officer Matt Osterthun. “Without the initial support from the WMH employees and community, this grant wouldn’t be possible. This grant will allow the $140,000 that has already been raised to go much farther for this important addition to our hospital and community.”

The Foundation is one of fourteen recipients of the grant program in the state of Missouri, which totaled approximately $1.2 million awarded. Applicants were required to complete the twenty page grant application with evidence that matching funds by the organization were available.
“There are hundreds of people that are responsible for this achievement,” says Osterthun. “Whether you donated to the project, bought a brick, ran in the Wright Run or wrote a letter of recommendation of support, we are so thankful for what the citizens of this region have done to make this happen.”

Work is set to begin on the trail as early as the middle of next week. Lighting, sitting areas, and other aesthetics will be implemented in the spring of 2014.

“Missouri’s trails were recently named best in the nation because of the diversity of our trail system and work that has been accomplished to maintain and develop these important resources,” Gov. Jay Nixon said.  “These grants will provide the opportunity to continue these efforts and to allow even more Missourians to enjoy their many benefits.  I commend the work of the Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation and its supporters in making this project a reality.”

Sponsorships for bricks, tiles, benches, trees and sitting areas continue to be available as construction begins. For those interested in those legacy opportunities need to contact Matt Osterthun at 660-358-5706.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article

Other articles
2015/12/1 8:54:36 - Grundy R-5 Coaches Shows For Monday, 11/30/15
2015/12/1 8:45:44 - Mercer Cardinal Coaches Shows For Monday, 11/30/15
2015/12/1 8:10:00 - Valle Catholic Rolls Penney In Class 1 State Title Game
2015/12/1 7:50:25 - MU Women Win California Tournament, Improve To 7-0
2015/12/1 7:50:00 - Trenton Native Named Interim Head Coach At Mizzou
2015/12/1 5:40:00 - Woman, Two Young Children, Injured In Daviess County Accident
2015/12/1 5:24:35 - Winter Storm Dumps Snow On Northern Plains
2015/12/1 4:27:00 - No Charges Filed After Boy, 13 Shot Dead For Stealing
2015/12/1 4:11:58 - City Of Columbia Will Determine Whether MU Professor Is Prosecuted For Assault
2015/12/1 4:06:54 - Nashville Mom Drives Car Into Pond With 3 Children Inside
2015/12/1 4:00:43 - Braymer Man Pleads Guilty To $300,000 Cattle Fraud
2015/11/30 14:47:47 - Saturday To Be Busy With Events In Princeton
2015/11/30 14:40:44 - Trenton Teen Charged With Hindering Prosecution
2015/11/30 14:38:02 - Stewartsville Man Identified In Officer-Involved Shooting Sunday
2015/11/30 14:31:28 - Jameson Read Sentenced To 21 Years In Prison For 2013 Murder
2015/11/30 14:17:49 - Independence Man Charged With Attempting To Rob Pastor
2015/11/30 9:05:33 - Collins' 3 TDs Leads Arkansas Past Missouri 28-3
2015/11/30 9:01:46 - Chiefs Hold Off Bills 30-22 For Fifth Straight Win
2015/11/30 7:48:23 - Mizzou Teaching Assistant Arrested For Pulling Hair, Slapping 14-Year-Old For Not Wearing Hijab
2015/11/30 7:42:38 - Proposal To Be Filed Tomorrow Would Have Missouri Offset The Cost Of Adoptions
2015/11/30 5:40:00 - Gallatin Woman Receives Minor Injuries In Highway 13 Accident
2015/11/30 4:45:30 - Woodrow Wilson's Legacy Gets Complicated
2015/11/30 4:18:00 - Thief Steals Half-Million Dollars From Detroit Casino Using Nothing More Than Clever Disguise
2015/11/30 4:08:29 - Wyoming Authorities Chase, Ram, Shoot Vehicle To Arrest Missouri Fugitive
2015/11/30 4:02:14 - MU Professor Says Campus Climate Is Worse Than Before Recent Protests Of Racism
2015/11/29 13:50:00 - Buchanan County Drug Strike Force Seize $445,000 In Meth Bust
2015/11/29 13:38:16 - Officers Shoot Suspect In DeKalb County On Highway 36
2015/11/28 19:39:28 - Police Suspect Father Beat 7-Year-Old Son, Fed His Body to Pigs
2015/11/27 6:40:00 - Minnesota Hunter Bags Unicorn Buck
2015/11/27 4:20:00 - Homeless Man Beaten Outside Gas Station In April Dies

Bookmark this article at these sites


Listen to KTTN-FM