Benches, trees along Lakefield Trail: a gift that lasts
While walking along the waterfront on Water Street in Lakefield have you ever wondered who has installed the impressive benches that are enjoyed by so many who stroll along the path?
The Lakefield Trail Committee has been in existence for 13 years and during this time its members have installed numerous benches both along Water Street and in several locations along the 8 km trail that runs through the village of Lakefield.
They are enjoyed by all who walk or cycle on the trail and they are an attractive enhancement to the community.
These lovely benches have been purchased by local residents as a gift to the Trail and as a means of honouring a friend or family member.
The Lakefield Trail Committee is now working on a new initiative to replace the old benches in Cenotaph Park with the new solid steel benches.
Recently two new benches have been installed in Cenotaph Park and it is hoped that members of the community who wish to purchase a bench will choose to have it installed in Cenotaph Park.
A plaque with an inscription chosen by the donor is placed on each bench. It is a fitting way in which to recognize people who are important to us and at the same time give something that will be enjoyed by the whole community.
Over the years members of the Lakefield Trail Committee along with volunteers from the community have planted over a hundred native species plants and trees.
The Committee is now promoting a second initiative that is also intended to enhance the beauty of the trail and, by extension, the community as a whole.
Parents and grandparents are invited to select a native species tree from a selection of available trees as a gift to their child or grandchild. Gift trees also make meaningful memorial gifts and offer a great way to honour birthdays, anniversaries or to remember a loved one. A Gift Tree is a wonderful legacy for future generations.
As with the benches, a plaque with an inscription chosen by the donor will be installed at the base of each tree.
This is a fundraising initiative to help cover the cost of ongoing trail enhancement and maintenance. With a donation of $300 donors will be able to select a native species tree and receive a customized plaque.
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