Connecting Our County

Brittany Short From the President, Newsletter, Pumpkinvine News, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

By Brittany Short I remember attending my first Friends of the Pumpkinvine Board meeting in 2016. The most memorable item on the agenda that day explored the question: What does the Friends of the Pumpkinvine become after all the “gaps” are complete? Conversations about the Shipshewana extension had begun, we were actively engineering the section between County Roads 20 and …

Members Becoming Friends

Melissa Vought Newsletter, Pumpkinvine News, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail would not be possible without the tremendous support of this community through volunteerism, sponsorships, advocacy, and donations. Because we value every commitment made to the trail, we are making a change to our donor recognition program to reflect that gratitude.  Rather than referring to those who donate as “members”, all donors will now be referred to …

Final Gap: Construction Update

Brittany Short Construction Update, Middlebury, Newsletter, Uncategorized

by Brittany Short Trail users are looking forward to the Pumpkinvine’s completion. A short segment between County Roads 35 and 20 in Middlebury is the last remaining gap in this 17-mile path from Goshen to Shipshewana, Indiana. In the fall of 2020, we were confident we could finish construction by the end of this year. But since then, wetland related …

Presidential Update & FAQ’s

Melissa Vought From the President, Newsletter, Uncategorized

Following John Yoder’s retirement in December 2019, Brittany Short became the second-ever board president in Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail history. In the preceding two and a half years, she guided the board through a handful of long-term board member retirements and final gap projects.  In May of this year, Brittany resigned from the board of directors to take on …