Challenge Grant Issued for Floyd to Conyers Street Paving
March 13, 2017
Thanks to an outpouring of community support, the half-mile of rail trail from Elm Street to Floyd Street is paved, and walkers, joggers and cyclists of all ages are enjoying Covington's first taste of developed rail trail. Now, thanks to a local trail supporter's challenge grant, we have the opportunity to continue paving from Floyd Street to Conyers Street.
Earl Vaughn of Vaughn Concrete Construction gave Newton Trails a great price for paving the first half-mile of rail trail, and his concrete supplier has agreed to honor that low rate, if we continue without delay. To help us take advantage of this opportunity, a local trail supporter has come forward with a $12,500 challenge grant that will cover half the cost of paving from Floyd to Conyers. However, we need other trail supporters to help us cover the balance.
Donations at all levels are appreciated and will be recognized in the Newton Trails newsletter and at the upcoming rail trail ribbon cutting, naming ceremony and Every Body Walk Newton kick off on April 5. For those who donate $1,000 or more, we will incorporate inscribed granite markers into the Elm Street trailhead design in recognition of their support. Donations for 2017 will be cumulative to allow wide participation at the marker level.
To help us take advantage of the challenge grant opportunity, please contribute through our donations page or send your tax deductible donation payable to Newton Trails, P.O. Box 2010, Covington, GA 30015. If you prefer to mail a check, please contact us to let us know so that we can be on the lookout for your donation. Also, please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Newton Trails is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 nonprofit, and all membership contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.