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Born Learning Trail Dedicated
      Supporters of United Way of Perry County gathered on Tuesday, May 13th to dedicate the newest edition to Tell City’s parks along the Windy Creek Trail in Hagedorn Park, the Born Learning Trail, an interactive set of stations installed along the pathway which encourages families to read, exercise and spurs imagination in children.
         The Born Learning Trail was sponsored by ATTC Manufacturing through the leadership of Chad James.  Joining the United Way and ATTC’s Chad James and Jeff Rogers at the dedication were Mayor Barbara Ewing, and the children and staff from South Perry Head Start to celebrate.
         Other special guests were Jeremy Kloeker, Superintendent and Matt Hogan, Project Engineer from Walsh Construction, Jenny Ritcher, Jeff Everly and Bruce Badger from the City of Tell City, Wendi Rich from Tell City School System, Patrick Rich from State Farm Insurance, Kevin Koelling from Perry County News, Kris and Stephanie Walsh, Linda Reed, Kailey Bolin, Breanne Walsh and Rebecca Fenn, United Way of Perry County board members and director.
      Project chairman, Lagina Gogel thanked the donors and volunteers who helped complete the trail.  Our donors and volunteers were:  City of Tell City donated the sign posts and removed all the old fitness trail equipment: ATTC Manufacturing donated the Born Learning Trail stations; Walsh Construction constructed the concrete pads, backfilled and planted grass seed; Tell City Concrete donated the concrete for the pads; ERB Equipment of Owensboro, Kentucky donated the Georgia Buggy to move the concrete with; Tell City School System donated books for the Head Start students; Tractor Supply donated the concrete for the sign post installation; Bower Construction donated the paint for the pads; Leadership Perry County donated all the food and drinks for the dedication; Celebrations donated the helium for the balloons at celebration; First Baptist Church Youth Group and Patrick Rich donated their time to install the sign posts during last fall’s Youth Day of Caring; UWPC Board members and staff and their families and Chad James donated their time painting the pads and manning the stations during the celebration.

      The Mission of the United Way of Perry County is to improve the quality of life for the people we serve by providing leadership and mobilizing resources to create lasting change.  To learn more about the United Way of Perry County, see their website at www.unitedwayperryco.org.

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