Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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March 12, 2014

OLBH receives $50,000 grant to renovate walking trail

RUSSELL — Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital has been awarded $50,000 in grant funding from the Bon Secours Health System Mission Fund.

The money will be used to refurbish and improve the OLBH Community Trail behind Bellefonte Centre and Bellefonte Pavilion on the hospital’s campus.

A majority of the money will be used to repave the .7-mile trail. The remaining funds will be used for other improvements, including the establishment of flower gardens.

Area organizations or clubs are being encouraged to adopt the flower beds once established to provide their upkeep.

The refurbishing of the trail was a project undertaken by the OLBH Green Team, a hospital committee focused on environmental sustainability and finding innovative, green solutions for hospital practices.

“Once the project is complete, the community will have a new and improved trail that can be used for years to come,” said team chairwoman Diana Williams.

“We’re very thankful to the Bon Secours Health System for awarding us the grant that will bring this project to fruition.”

The trail encircles a small lake and is an easy walk through nature for all ages and fitness levels. A groundbreaking ceremony for the trail will take place following completion.

Groups or organizations interested in adopting flower beds may call Williams at (606) 833-3397.

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