Ribbon Cutting for Kaleidoscope and Sundial June 22
The public is invited to a ribbon cutting being put on by the Chamber of Manitowoc for two new Mariners Trail amenities. The floral kaleidoscope and human sundial were gifts to the Trail by the Manitowoc Garden Club, which also oversaw their installation. The ribbon cutting will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at 2:00 pm on the Trail immediately north of the Chamber of Manitowoc County (1515 N. Memorial Drive). There is convenient parking at the wayside just north of the Chamber building.
Shown in the photo are Mary Jo Stangel, Diane Goen, and Kathie Nelson of the Manitowoc Garden Club.
June Monthly Meeting
The June FOMT monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at 6:30 pm at the Chamber of Manitowoc County building, 1515 Memorial Drive, adjacent to Mariners Trail. As always, the meeting is open to both members and non-members. Those interested in getting involved with Friends of Mariners Trail are especially invited to attend.
Successful Trail & Brush Cleanup
The annual Trail Cleanup was held on Saturday morning, May 7. Trail Cleanup volunteers met at the Woodland Drive Wayside and were dispatched to areas of the Trail to pickup trash which had accumulated over the winter. Approximately 40 people took part, including a large group from Crossroads Community Church in Sheboygan, shown in the photograph. Thank you to all who participated.
On that same morning, a second group of six volunteers spent several hours cutting unwanted brush from the area near the Thiede St. Wayside under the direction of the City of Two Rivers. Thank yous also go to all who particpated in that project.
2016 Photo Contest rules posted
The rules for the 2016 Friends of Mariners Trail Photo Contest have been posted. As before, the 13 winning pictures will be used in next year's Trail calendar. The prize for the cover photo has been increased to $100. A drawing among all the entrants will be held for a $25 Chamber Bucks prize. Larry Corrado, Calendar Committee member, said that the committee would like to see more pictures showing action along the Trail, people actually using Mariners Trail. He mentioned, however, that photographers should get permission to enter the photo from any recognizable people in their photos.
A pdf version of the Rules/Entry Form for the contest is available here. The form can be printed, filled in, and sent in with submissions. Those wishing to email entries can simply provide the same information as on the form in the body of the email message. Anyone with questions about submitting pictures can contact committee member Kelly Keedy at 920-645-7786.
New Board Members elected at October Meeting
Several new Board of Directors members were elected at the October FOMT meeting held on October 28. Joiining the Board is Lee Kummer, while Patty Sturtz and Judy Corrado were elected to two year terms. The full Board now consists of: John Brunner, president; Mark Klaiber, vice-president; Lee Kummer, treasurer; Larry Corrado, secretary; Patty Sturtz; Jeff Allen; Judy Goodchild; and Judy Corrado. Pictures of the new Board members are located on the officers webpage.
(posted: 11/5/15; modified: 3/2/16)
Contacting Friends of Mariners Trail
Friends of Mariners Trail can be contacted at: MarinersTrail@gmail.com
Manitowoc WI 54221-2341