The WRTO Board would like to thank the Room Tax Committee for gifting the trail with $1500. That puts us one step closer to building phase 2A to Cozy Acres Mobile Park. The $2 million dollar grant was sent off last month (WHEW!) and we should hear in the next few months if we were chosen as a recipient. The last time we applied, we were #35 and the first 33 were awarded, so we have our fingers crossed and have worked hard with TEAM Engineering to continue to our design plans and to land this amazing grant.
Old National Bank is once again offering $1000 to the most voted on charity in the area. If you go to: https://www.oldnational.com/specials/community/choose-your-charity enter your information (They don’t contact you!), add Wisconsin River Trail, 125 Vista Place, Boscobel and the bank of choice is Lancaster, we have a great chance of being awarded this. Everyone in your home can vote every single day through February 28th.
Trek the Trail is set for Saturday, May 5th, which also correlates with the re-opening of the Boscobel Depot Museum and our awesome Farmer’s Market. More details to come, but please feel free to check out our Facebook site for the upcoming events. This will be a fun run/walk as well as a timed 5 and 10 K event complete with awards.
Kwik Trip allows all credit and debit card holders to name a charity of choice for their reward recipients. Once five patrons have chosen the WRTO as their non-profit, Kwik Trip will send us their rewards. Many of us have already completed this, so please feel free to join us. Along with this, if you order from Amazon, go instead to www.smileamazon.com, choose WRTO (spelled out) as your non-profit, and without adding to YOUR bill, Amazon donates 0.5% back to WRTO. Win/Win!
Plans for the flagpole brick monument at the Von Haden Boat Landing are in full swing, with hopes to have it finished by the end of the summer. If you’d like a family or business brick, or a brick in the name of a loved one, go to www.thatsmybrick.com/wirivertrail. Payment options are available too.