What does it mean to be a supporter? For Newton Trails this summer it meant that you were invited to a fun event on Friday, June 29th. If you attended this event, then you shared with other Newton Trails supporters a night filled with good food and drink, laughter, connection with friends, and door prizes from some local businesses.
Thanks to The Cork, Irish Bred Pub, Your Pie, Bread and Butter Bakery, and Billie Clark with DoTerra….You also heard a few words about Newton Trails from Board Chairperson, Greg Richardson. All of this was in an amazing pub-like setting at the Telrite/PureTalk offices in Covington.
Even though I loved the event, being a supporter took on a new meaning for me this summer. My Mom, 87 year old Ann Palmer of Carrollton, Ga passed away on the summer solstice, June 21, 2018. Newton Trails had a scheduled bike ride on June 23rd which just happened to be on the Carrollton Greenway Trail. Read about Carrollton’s Greenbelt. On June 24th, when I walked into Martin and Hightower Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ga for my Mom’s visitation….to my surprise the first names on the visitation book were some of my Newton Trails friends. They stopped by on Saturday and asked to sign the book. Other friends were there on Sunday, and it meant a lot too, but seeing those names and feeling the support at the beginning of those few hours gave me a special boost to make it through.
Thanks to Newton Trails for allowing me to be a supporter. Because of this, I have received far more than I have given….
Thank you Newton Trails and all supporters for striving to create a system of Greenway Trails in Newton County, Georgia and for continuing to believe that this will provide amazing benefits to our community.
And last but not least, Thank you Newton Trails supporters for being my Friends. It is because of you that hopefully in Newton County….not only can we live, but we can live well!