A fundraiser planned for the Wyoming to Reece’s Corners Trail has been cancelled.
A second Block Party was being planned for Aug. 23, but Plympton-Wyoming Councilor Muriel Wright – a member of the organizing committee – says in a letter to council signed by the committee members says the delay in a trail committee meeting “effectively put the planning for this event on hold for six weeks leaving insufficient time to complete all of the activities required for this undertaking.”
Wright added “The committee feels that Council’s position to fund the remaining trail debts using road allowances, also compromises the underlying intent of the fundraiser.”
The councilor has said town council went against the original intent to fund the trail from community donations instead of municipal money. Plympton Wyoming used about $50,000 of money from the sale of unused road allowances to pay for the remainder of the trail in February. That lead to some heated discussions at council. However council said the fundraiser should continue with the money going towards rest areas along the trail.
Mayor Lonny Napper says it is “unfortunate” the Block Party won’t go ahead.
“There was a misunderstand and it’s unfortunate they felt they had to cancel the Block Party,” says Napper.