The official opening of the MapleHeart Trail was this afternoon. Because of the rain and cool weather, the crowd was small. We gathered under a small tent. Mary Cripe thanked those who had contributed to the project through the years. Mayors Allan Kauffman of Goshen and Dick Moore of Elkhart each celebrated this new connection between the two cities aftern many years of being on the drawing board.
Mary and the mayors took turns driving a “Golden Spoke” into a hole in the concrete to commorate the occasion, similar to the way the railroads did in 1869 with the driving of the “Golden Spike” to symbolize the completion of the transcontinental railroad.
Here’s a link to WNDU’s story: MapleHeart story
Here are two photos of the occasion: Mary Cripe, mayors Kauffman and Moore