Labor Day Tridge Walk

TridgeJoin Mayor Maureen Donker, Midland Area Community Foundation, Chippewa Nature Center and special guest Lou E. Loon on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. for the Annual Labor Day Tridge Walk.

In 1992, Judge Hart began the annual Tridge Walk, and led many of the early walks. Since then, walks have often been led by Midland’s mayors. As tradition dictates, this year’s event will begin at the Farmer’s Market with brief opening remarks by the Mayor, CNC and Foundation representatives and musical entertainment by Alice Perry. Bill Crozier and members of his band will play during the walk, and Bill Kuhlman’s family dulcimers will provide entertainment under the Lions Club Pavilion after the walk. Refreshments will also be served following the walk, and participant certificates will be awarded to all.

As an added attraction, the Midland Area Community Foundation will be kicking off the Tridge Renovation Project. The Tridge was dedicated 29 years ago in 1981. This beautiful and unique architectural centerpiece of our downtown riverfront has become known as a symbol of our community. Next year the Tridge will be 30 years old, and will be getting a new railing system, electrical upgrades and re-stained and landscaped to prepare it for the next 30 years of enjoyment.

We invite you to participate in this fun holiday event celebrating a wonderful community asset. Chippewa Nature Center and the Midland Area Community Foundation look forward to seeing you for the annual Labor Day Tridge Walk on September 6, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.