Trail project brings TOGETHER business and comMUNIty volunteers to HONOR A SPECIAL LITTLE BOY AND promote eaRly childhood learning
Who: United Way of Chester County; Chester County Commissioners; Elected Officials, Trail Sponsors; Chester County residents and their families.
What: United Way of Chester County will dedicate it’s 10th Born Learning Trail at Struble Trail near Kardon Park in Downingtown with a ribbon cutting event on June 16th at 9:30 am. The Struble Trail Born Learning Trail and Little Free Library is special because it was inspired by the death of little Scotty McMillan, the young boy that was tragically killed in West Caln back in November 2014 that received national attention.
Why: After United Way was contacted about what could be done to leave a positive legacy for Scotty, Siemens Caring Hands Foundation, Meridian Bank, and Home Depot – Downingtown stepped forward with financial support for the trail and library. Recently, volunteers from VOYA and Chester County Department of Facilities and Parks provided the manpower to complete the installation.
The Born Learning Trail is part of United Way of Chester County’s Early Childhood Education Initiative and is designed to assist parents and other caregivers in engaging their young children in early learning activities. The Trail is composed of a series of signs and stencils prompting parents or other caregivers and young children through language development activities. The Struble Tail installation includes a Little Free Library, which functions as free lending sites for pre-k level books. The child-sized libraries are designed to promote reading with a “take one, leave one” approach at the outdoor activity locations.
When: Thursday, June 16th, 9:30 am sharp
Where: Struble Park Trail
(use Norwood Road parking lot entrance. For GPS directions use 259 Norwood Rd, Downingtown)
Contact: Claudia Hellebush, 610-429-9400 or Claudia.firstname.lastname@example.org