August 2010

Hendricks County Community Foundation Awards $2,000 Grant - August 9, 2010

On August 9, the Hendricks County Community Foundation (HCCF) notified Hendricks County Trail Development Association that it was awarding a $2,000 grant from the Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund for the Vandalia Trail Surface Repair & Construction project. Vandalia Trail organizers had applied for this grant to help fund trail surface and drainage upgrades for the hike/bike trail and the equestrian trail. This HCCF grant, along with other foundation grants and private donations will be used to buy supplies and services to fill, grade, and gravel a 150-300 yard length of the hike/bike trail just west of the CR 675 W crossing and two 100 foot sections of the equestrian trail along the Amo mile. Due to the original terrain, these areas have experienced notable drainage problems during the wet seasons.

Construction work has now started on these areas and is planned to be completed this Fall. Many thanks to the HCCF for providing the last grant needed to launch these long planned upgrades. A list of all of the grant recipients in this round can be seen at this link. HCCF 2010 grant recipients