The evening was perfect. Beautiful weather, lovely music, friends and neighbors together, acknowledging the virtues and goodness in one another. The creative artist behind this trail; Wanda Holmgren, local mom, teacher and artist, told the story of how she got up one morning thinking about the Artist on Main Street grant opportunity and looked in the mirror and said to herself "I am determined to find a project that shares Virtues with the community!" That was the inspiration for Virtues Trail.
The Grand opening celebration draw several hundred people who reveled in the affirmations, enjoyed the music and food.
Mike Hildebrant, Dallas Musselman and Doug Madow for providing the music
Jeff LeBeau and The Depot Bar and Grill for providing the food
Fareway Grocery Store for the popsicles.
The City Parks department for the help with set up
Faribault Rent and Save for providing the porta-potties
Enjoy these photos of the Grand opening and stop by the trail frequently to enjoy the beautiful message on each sign - meant for YOU! The trail is located between the Depot Bar and Grill and The Crooked Pint along the path near the river.
Click here to read a story about the Trail from the Star Tribune Inspired section.