New attraction along Mariners Trail
The Manitowoc Garden Club recently donated and installed a floral kaleidoscope on Mariners Trail. The kaleidoscope allows viewers who peer through a small telescope on the unit to see a beautiful flower pattern created by live flowers growing in a large pot at the end of the telescope. Rotating the flower pot in its holder changes the view. Shown in the photo are Mary Jo Stangel, Diane Goen, and Kathie Nelson of the Manitowoc Garden Club.
The kaleidoscope is located just north of the Chamber of Manitowoc County building, next to the Human Sundial, which was also donated by the Manitowoc Garden Club. Thank you so much to the Club for this beautiful addition to the Trail.
2015 Photo Contest winners named
The winners of the 2015 Photo Contest were recently named by the Calendar Committee. Taking both cover and first place was D. A. Larsen, with second, and third place won by Michael Henderson and Bill Pohlmann, respectively. Other winners were Cathy Hansen, Pamela Garzone, Ruth Ann Meier, Erich Ladwig, Shana Shoblaska, Mary Jo Stangel, and Linda Rappel. Runners up were Deb Woodruff, Joy Walters, Joan Emmett. The winning photos will be posted on this website soon.
The calendar has been sent to the printers and should be on sale in the Lakeshore Area by October 28. A donation of eight dollars is requested. There will be a complete list of sales outlets posted on this website as well as on the message boards on the Trail. Thanks to the Trail Calendar advertisers, virtually 100% of the receipts from sales of the calendars go to supporting the Mariners Trail Flowerbed Project.
October Monthly Meeting includes Board election
The October FOMT monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 28 at 6:30 pm at the Chamber of Manitowoc County building, 1515 Memorial Drive, adjacent to Mariners Trail. This will be the last meeting of the year, and will include the election of Board members for this next year. Time will be allotted at the start of the meeting for input from FOMT members and others. Those interested in getting involved with Friends of Mariners Trail are especially invited to attend.
Contacting Friends of Mariners Trail
Friends of Mariners Trail can be contacted at: MarinersTrail@gmail.com
Manitowoc WI 54221-2341