CENTERBURG — The Centerburg Joint Recreation District will sponsor its second Annual Winter Hike for area residents on Sunday at 3 p.m. The one-mile hike will begin from the park shelter house at Centerburg Community Memorial Park at the corner of Ohio 314 and U.S. 36.
“The hike offers an opportunity for families to explore the winter season on a casual and fairly easy one mile route” said Gary Moore, local naturalist and programming consultant for the CJRD. “The hike will begin with a fun seasonal family activity, and the participants will return to a warming fire where hot chocolate and cookies will be provided and served by the Heart of Ohio Women’s Club. Seasonal sightings may include winter birds and animal tracks. Most of the hike will follow a section of the Heart of Ohio Trail, which now connects Centerburg and Mount Vernon.
“Also, there will be some brief background and an update on significant trail progress and improvements for trail use, including paving of a trail section, from a representative of the Heart of Ohio Trail Committee.”
Local Centerburg history local expert Gloria Parsisson will assist in leading the hike and will bring history alive with stops at points of local historical interest along the way. Parsisson will also share some of her extensive collection of historical photographs of early Centerburg landmarks when the group returns to the shelter.
The Centerburg Joint Recreation District was created to provide Centerburg resident’s greater recreation opportunity and variety. The mission of the CJRD is to physically and financially assist in the enhancement of recreational facilities and programs, and also to expand and develop additional recreational facilities and programs in the Centerburg School District. For more information contact CJRD Administrator Dave Beck at 625-5123.
Published on January 13, 2011