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.
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.
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.
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