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MT Sunrise Rotary donation to fund new Mequon walking path

By Charley Hanney

channey@conleynet.com 262-370-0665

MEQUON — Members of the Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Rotary Club and MT Trails Foundation gathered at Rotary Park early Nov. 29 to present the check that helps support the Highland Road bike/pedestrian path project.

The project was chosen by the club to be the “Fund a Cause” recipient at its Around the World Gala held at the River Club of Mequon in September.

The fundraiser helped raise $8,350 to support the bike path, which will connect the Ozaukee Interurban Trail to Rotary Park via a 10-foot wide, 1 1/2 mile long off-road path along Highland Road.

Mequon-Thiensville Community Foundation President Lori Lorenz hopes to begin construction on the path soon, as they are “in the process ofmeeting with property owners on the south side and working with the city” to determine a start date.

The idea for the path began in Jan. 2021 when several passionate Mequon-Thiensville community members formed a committee — which became the 501(c)(3) called MT Trails Foundation — to develop and support a system off amily-friendly bicycling and walking offroad trails throughout the area.

To learn more about the foundation and its upcoming project, visit www.mtcfgives. org/bikepath.

From left, Cori Guerin, Lynn Streeter and David Schlageter, members of the Mequon Thiensville Sunrise Rotary Club, present a check to the Mequon Thiensville Trails Foundation, Sam Azinger, Chris Coughty and Lori Lorenz.

Photo by Mark Justesen/News Graphic staff

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