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Kimball Community Trail to hold grand opening for community trail Saturday

October 26, 2018 GMT

KIMBALL — The Kimball Area Foundation Fund invites the public to a grand opening and ribbon cutting for the community trail at the east entrance on Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.

Following the ribbon cutting, the trail will be open to cyclists at 2:10 p.m., and to walkers, including dog-walkers, at 2:15 p.m. The event will also include a dog costume contest, with prizes for first, second, and third place. To compete, the dogs must be on a leash and have current vaccinations, and must not be aggressive or in heat.

While the trail has been available for use for most of the summer, the event will be a celebration for the trail’s completion. Jan Sears, president of KAFF, said the trail is the result of a year of construction and volunteer work.

“We were interested in having more recreational opportunities for everybody in the community,” she said. “The city had this property that was laying around out there, so we cleaned it up.”

The trail is currently 1.1 miles long, and Sears said there are plans to expand it in the next two years.

At 2:50 p.m., KAFF will hold a demonstration at the trail’s other major attraction: tracks built for remote control cars. It holds an oval racing track, a drag race strip, and a motocross-style track.

“It’s three different areas you can play with your cars in,” Sears said.

The trail’s east entrance is located on County Road 32, east of Oak Street. Free water bottles will be given out to the first 25 people. The public is invited to attend, whether in costume or not.