Many, many thanks to all the individuals, businesses, and organizations who sponsored and/or attended Newton Trails' first true fundraising event on May 14 at Lockwood Mansion. And most especially, thank you to Ben and Ralph Miller for donating the use of their magnificent property. The evening's sponsors are included in the list below! It was a fun and, for Newton Trails and everyone who enjoys the use of multi-use trails, profitable event. Thanks to the generosity of so man
Duane Ford, chair for the Newton Trails Board of Directors, had a recent teleconference meeting with Senator Brian Strickland. Here is the summary of that conversation.
Ford expressed Newton Trails' displeasure with HB 1009 a bill that allows personal delivery vehicles, that is, robots, on Georgia trails, sidewalks, bicycles lanes, and elsewhere. Strickland said that HB 1009 was "sold to the Senate as an experiment to be conducted in Atlanta.” Ford noted that as it is writte
ALCOVY RIVER BRIDGE. Earlier this year, Newton Trails asked Newton County to include $613,000 in its 2023 budget for renovation of the old Alcovy River railroad trestle on the Cricket Frog Trail. The project would convert the currently un-crossable trestle into a modern, safe trail bridge and link the paved sections east and west of the river. Newton Trails has bid-ready designs developed by a PATH Foundation bridge engineer.
Three County Commissioners, i.e., a majority, ex
Support Newton Trails by getting Cricket Frog Trail shirts at Rush Tees & Signs on the Covington Square. Rush Tees & Signs will print the Cricket Frog Trail logo on a shirt in whatever color, fabric, and style you want. They can print a big logo like the one pictured here or a smaller version.
Each shirt sale will result in a $5 donation to Newton Trails. By buying and wearing a shirt, you can support our local trails financially and graphically!