July 3, 2014 (Independence, IA) – The Independence Community School District would like to extend their gratitude to two of the donors to the American Trotter Trail project, Cy & Charley’s and the Klotzbach family. Cy & Charley’s, represented by owner Ron Hearn, donated a bench, light and litter receptacle. John Klotzbach, along with his siblings, donated a bench, light and litter receptacle in honor of their parents, William and Mary Klotzbach.
At this time, six of the 12 bench locations are spoken for. The other four donors to date will be recognized in a future press release. The funds donated to the American Trotter Trail Project are used to pay for benches, lighting and litter receptacles. The District will be installing four additional lights along the American Trotter Trail this summer using donated proceeds received to date. Upon donors claiming the final six bench locations, the remaining lights will be installed along the trail.
Making a donation to the American Trotter Trail is a distinct way to honor a loved one, recognize a graduating class (Class of XXXX), remember an achievement (XXXX State Champs), or publicize your business name to all who frequent the trail.
Community members have access to this new paved trail on part of the Independence Community School District’s 92 acres. The American Trotter Trail is in honor of the late C.W. Williams’ 1890’s horse racing publication. The trail is located on the site of the former kite-shaped horse racing track that existed in the late 1880’s and connects all three school buildings, creating a unified campus.
To make a donation or for more information on the American Trotter Trail, visit the Independence Mustang Foundation website at www.indeemustangfoundation.com and click on the News/Projects page.