When it comes to raising money for safe horse trails, what could be more fitting than a good, old-fashioned barn dance?
The new Duluth Area Horse Trail Alliance celebrated the kickoff of its fund-raising efforts at Anne Gullion’s Serenity Farm west of Cloquet on Sunday. Some 200 trail enthusiasts and music lovers kicked up their heels to the music of homegrown Cloquet musicians Saint Anyway, along with Snöbarn and dance caller Robi Meyerson.
According to Trail Alliance member June Kallestad, the trail group is beginning their fund-raising efforts to contribute to building safe horse, bike, and hiking trails. Though the June floods have changed its trail priorities, the group eventually hopes to help connect 50 miles of trails in the Duluth area and eventually to Jay Cooke State Park.
“Our plans have been delayed because we’re working on the flood-damaged areas now, but soon the focus will be back on the abandoned rail line by the Lake Superior Zoo west to Beck’s Road,” said Alliance President Candy Barbo. “It’s going to happen but we need support from our local trail users to get it done.”
The Alliance welcomes new members to participate in trail planning and development. For more information, contact Candy Barbo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos by June Kallestad
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