It's about to begin!   
Thanks to diligence, hard work, expertise, patience and especially YOUR SUPPORT, the long awaited 2.4 miles stretch of The Heartland Trail from Forrer Road (Orrville) to Marshallville will soon be under construction.  We will update you on progress through emails and on Facebook.
Meanwhile, we continue to study options for linking Forrer Road to Main Street and the existing one mile of trail to the trailhead on West Market Street in downtown Orrville.   
It's September now, one of the best months to get out there and enjoy the trails! We'll soon be able to add this new section to the experience, too!     
Dale Dockus Finds Unique Way to Give
Dale has enjoyed riding trails for many years and has volunteered in several capacities.   Earlier this year, as fundraising for the next stretch of The Heartland Trail was heating up, Dale let us know he had a unique way of giving. He was giving us his 1974 Ford Mustang.  Well, sort of.
Already familiar with CarEasy, Dale made the arrangements and signed up to have the car sold at auction, indicating he wanted to donate the proceeds to Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County.  
"They will accept the vehicle and pick it up at one's convenience, regardless of its running condition," said Dale.
"This is the second car donation in which I've worked with this charity."

CarEasy does the work. "Their towing rep worked with me to schedule an exact date and time for pickup and was prompt and professional," he reported. "Since it was sold at an area auction,  it's possible that I'll see my car again someday on the road!" 

The car sold for $1,400 and after expenses, RTWC will receive $898 thanks to Dale's generosity.  Dale optimistically said, "It is my hope that others will have an opportunity in the future to donate to RTWC in this manner.  It's been both fun and satisfying!"
Thank you, Dale.  You can claim three and a half yards of trail as your own! Terrific!    

Faithful Volunteers Making a Difference
Fixing Cracks on the County Line Trail
Dick Glessner, Jim Bischoff and Tom Miller.
Thank You to these very dedicated volunteers for grinding down cracks and bulges in the CLT.  The next step will be cutting underground roots that cause the upheaval along the edges.  Patty Glessner was also present to help with this important project.  Everyone who rides or walks this trail is no doubt very grateful for your time and expertise.  
Jim Bischoff, Keith Winkler and Tom Miller.
Youth volunteers from Christ United Church of Christ in Orrville recently spent a Sunday afternoon cleaning up the one mile stretch of The Heartland Trail.  Thank You!

Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County Board Members
President: Don Noble II, Shreve   
Vice President: Ted Short, Wooster 
Secretary:  Katie VanZile, Marshallville
Treasurer: David L. Lehman, Orrville 



Tom Bahl, Shreve             Susan Baker, Creston    
Pat Glessner, Sterling       Phil Grimm,  Kidron       
Becky Jewell, Orrville       Jenni Reusser, Orrville

Paul Vance, Orrville.         Keith Winkler, Sterling     

Keith Workman, Orrville