Walking trail ceremony Nov. 20

Register Reporter

HUMBOLDT — City officials will formally dedicate a new walking trail, going from the Humboldt Municipal Pool to baseball and softball diamonds on the southeast corner of town, next week.
The Centennial Trail will be dedicated at 3 p.m. Nov. 20, Larry Tucker, city ad-ministrator, told City Council members at their meeting Monday night.
Representatives from the Sunflower Health Care Foundation, which funded a large portion of the trail, Allen County Thrive, Inc., which helped secure the grant funding, and SE-KAN Asphalt Services, which laid the asphalt for the trail, also will participate in the ceremony.
The trail should receive heavy use because it connects the ball fields to the newly renovated swimming pool, Tucker said.
Council members approved the addition of three security lights along the path. Other solar-powered lights may be added later as well.
Council members unanimously agreed with naming the trail Centennial Trail, in honor of Centennial Park, which was named in 1957 as part of Humboldt’s centennial celebration. The swimming pool is the centerpiece of Centennial Park.
A sign depicting the trail’s name, as well as Sunflower’s financial support, will be posted near Old U.S. 169.

IN A related matter, council members accepted a gift of six bicycle racks from Thrive Allen County. City officials will decide where to put the distinctive, bicycle-shaped racks, all of which were painted orange in honor of the school colors for Humboldt High School.