The following details for the ceremony have been finalized:
1. At 9:30 am, ceremonies will begin at the South Charleston trailhead.
This ceremony will celebrate the dedication of the South Charleston trailhead, new restroom facilities,
and the official opening of the Prairie Grass Trail.
(Click here for a South Charleston trailhead map, along with a photo of the South Charleston trailhead area.)
By 10:00 am, participants will be invited to ride, walk, rollerblade
or jog on the new trail toward London.
(Those who prefer to drive can follow State Route 42 toward London.)
2. At 11:30 am, a final ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at the
This final ceremony will celebrate the construction of the London trailhead shelter,
located at the Madison County Senior Center
at 280 West High Street in London.
along with a footbridge built by the Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails.
(Click here for a London trailhead map, along with a photo of the Senior Center trailhead area.)
In addition, the Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails
will raffle off a bicycle
donated by the London Wal-Mart.
(Click here for a photograph of the bicycle.)
Participants will be entertained througout the ceremony
by Columbus disc jockey "Dusty Discs".
3. After the ceremonies, all participants are encouraged to attend
the London Strawberry Festival
The "world's largest" gathering of Cobra Sports Cars will be taking place at the festival
taking place in downtown London,
less than a mile from the London trailhead.
to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
(Click here for more information regarding the London Strawberry Festival.)