Tribune photo by Aubrey Woods / Brian Jimes with Dave O'Mara Paving checks out his paving machine on Thursday while preparing a new multi-use trial for asphalt on county property east of Brownstown. The .09 mile trail, financed in part by a $25,000 prize the community won from the Indianapolis 500 in 2011 and community donations, will be completed sometime next week depending upon the weather.
Brownstown residents will have a new place to walk next week as construction of a new multiuse trail comes to an end.
Last year, Brownstown/Ewing Main Street proposed to the local chamber of commerce that the community enter a competition for the Indianapolis 500 Community of the Year 2011.
“Win or lose, it was a lot of fun,” Debbie Hackman, president of the Brownstown Chamber of Commerce, said Thursday.
But the community won, and the result of that is a multiuse trail built on county-owned property just east of town.
The entire community became involved in the Back Home Again in Indiana contest, Hackman said.
Because the competition was part of the Indianapolis 500’s celebration of its 100th anniversary, the chamber asked residents to submit a picture of 100 of something. They received pictures of 100 pennies, 100 fingers and even 100 veterans.
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