Showing the way

New signs will mark Prairie Park Trail in Laurens

LAURENS — Some new signs will be placed along the Prairie Park Trail in Laurens thanks to a recently awarded $5,000 grant.

The Laurens Hometown Pride Committee and Keep Iowa Beautiful were awarded a 2017 Keep America Beautiful Community Trail Grant to pay for the signs.

There will be three “trailhead signs” marking the entrypoints to the trail, according to Margo Underwood, the Pocahontas County Hometown Pride community coach.

She said the others will be informational and directional signs located along the trail. About 27 signs will be installed.

The metal signs were made by Iowa Prison Industries.

The grant that’s paying for the signs is one of 35 Keep America Beautiful has awarded nationwide through its Community Trail Grant program.

The signs will be installed on Sunday, and volunteers are wanted to help put them up. Volunteers should meet at 12:30 p.m. at the shelter house at Sportsmans Park.

Underwood said volunteers should definitely bring gloves and can bring shovels if they want to.

Anyone interested in volunteering should call City Clerk Hilary Reed at (712) 841-4526.

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