Pathfinders hit goal early; hope more funds roll in

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An effort to raise $25,000 for paving the Simon Kenton Bike Path has reached $30,000 and the volunteers behind the project hope people keep on giving.

The $25,000 mark was the targeted goal for Nov. 30 to qualify for a matching grant from Honda of America Foundation. That goal was hit Nov. 15.

With this campaign’s donations and the grant, the Simon Kenton Pathfinders will have $55,000 for paving part of the remaining gravel section between Urbana and Bellefontaine.

There is about seven miles left. It estimated the non-profit organization will have to raise another $122,000 to complete all the paving.

All money donated to the Pathfinders is used for paving at this time.

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