Ribbon-cutting planned for Adventure Walk
The Leadership Harrison County Class of 2019 is excited to share its project with the community. Titled the Harrison County Adventure Walk, the project is a fusion of two initiatives, a StoryWalk and Adventure Backpacks.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be Saturday at 1 p.m. Attendees are invited to park in the Harrison County Lifelong Learning lot by CrossFit Enapay.
Twenty kiosks have been installed along the newest section of the Indian Creek Trail, west of downtown Corydon, and each kiosk displays a page from a children’s book for families to read while they walk and enjoy nature together.
The books will be changed monthly by the Harrison County Public Library staff.
Also, six Adventure Backpacks are available for free checkout from the Corydon branch of the library and contain a nature book, binoculars and more to encourage more learning and exploration.
Further information about these initiatives will be shared at the ribbon cutting, in addition to a group trail walk and prize drawing.
This project was made possible through the generosity of local businesses and individuals and a matching grant provided by the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority. Visit https://www.thisisindiana.org/walk for a full list of donors and to download an Adventure Walk brochure.
StoryWalk was created in 2007 by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vt., and has developed in partnership with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalks have been installed in 50 states and 12 countries, including Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea.
The Adventure Backpacks are inspired by a similar program at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Leadership Harrison County is in its 24th year of developing servant leaders for Harrison County, with programs for youth and adults. Both programs take a group of participants through a year of leadership training together, with the goal of equipping and inspiring participants to address challenges and act on opportunities in the community. Learn more at www.LeadershipHarrisonCountyIndiana.org or call Nathan Broom, executive director, at 812-572-1932.