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Summer 2019 Newsletter     NRT logo

Generous community support has been shared since June when we learned 350 Centennial Trail Miracle Mile and Mirabeau Trailhead medallions had gone missing.  These medallions represent
Missing Miracle Mile medallions on Centennial Trail Mile 22.
lives, events and community traditions and are the unique "donor wall" for the Spokane River Centennial Trail. Donations from nearly 4,000 people thirty years ago made construction of our beloved trail possible, and our commitment to honoring all of you remains just as strong today.

Since June, our Board of Directors and Centennial Trail Coordinating Council have weighed replacement options -- researching how to get new medallions made and uniquely engraved, concrete repaired and replaced and labor to do the work.  Finding funds for this unplanned project and having a strong understanding that we cannot control something like this from happening again are issues we are wrestling.  A final decision will be made in September.  In the meantime, we thank the Spokane Police Department, local media, recycling companies and Centennial Trail supporters for offering their help to remedy this unfortunate situation. 

Upriver Park Envisioned at Mission Gap
Adjacent to their headquarters on Upriver Drive, a half-mile long park has been proposed by Avista Corporation. An improved Centennial Trail and public recreational access to the Spokane River would be exciting, important features of the project and Upriver Drive between N. Center Street and Mission Avenue would be permanently closed. 

An informational meeting will be held Wednesday, August 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Avista Headquarters, 1411 E. Mission Avenue. The public is encouraged to attend and learn more.

Thank you FCT Members & Adopt-a-Mile Partners!
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Membership Renewals - Spring to Summer, 2019
Individual & Family Members
Douglas & Betsy Hammond, Ken & Kay Savitz, William & Jean Greene, Mary Lou Johnson, Tom & Shannen Buerke, Garry & Barb Kehr, Rick & Ellen Peller, Bob & Linda Miller, Kathleen Austin, Levi & Jennifer Westra, Jim & Peggy Kelter, James O'Hare, Lyn Rika Ream, Nancy Glazier, Jeffrey & Colleen Nolting, Jim & Rosa Nett, Annie McKinlay, Elizabeth DeNiro, Lola Douthitt, Charlene Violette, Sally Lodato, Tom Engdahl, Karen Armor, Amanda Hansen.

Century Club & 
Millennium Club  Members
Jason & Jennifer Wheaton, Dwight & Mary Ellen Correll, Kevin & Kitty Hennessey, Roger & Kathy Chase, Bruce & Ann Dentler, David & Ann Bell, Ron & Karen Dashiell, Michael Conley & Eileen Hyatt, Ronald & Barbara Douglas, Paul Grubb, Stephen & Theresa Lamp, Joey & Paula Reagan, Rob Hawley, Anne LaFlamme.

Welcome New Members! 
Eric Pirttima, Robert Repp, David Palenshus.
Please become a member of Friends of the Centennial Trail today!  Your support ensures that your trail is safe and maintained.  Join here! 

Adopt-a-Mile Partner Renewals
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2019 Gold Seal of Transparency!
Friends of the Centennial Trail just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members, as well as 10+ million GuideStar users, can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We're shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in our region. Plus, we've provided fresh information to 200+ charitable websites and applications that use GuideStar data, such as AmazonSmile, Facebook, and Network for Good. What do you think? Check out our Guidestar profile here.

My best,   

Loreen McFaul, CFRE
Executive Director
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