Auction to support trail returns to Harvest Ridge

Auction to support trail returns to Harvest Ridge
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The 16th annual Holmes County Rails-to-Trails Benefit Auction will be held Saturday, June 12 at Harvest Ridge.

                        

The Holmes County Rails-to-Trails Coalition relies on community support to provide for its upkeep of a trail system that has drawn high praise from all over the state and beyond, but after last year’s pandemic, it proved to be a challenge, especially since the group had to cancel its annual auction.

Thankfully, there will be a return to normalcy this year.

The 16th annual Holmes County Rails-to-Trails Benefit Auction will be held Saturday, June 12 at Harvest Ridge, 8880 state Route 39, Millersburg.

“We are excited to be back,” said Jen Halverson, director of the Holmes County Rails-to-Trails Coalition. “Missing last year was a very difficult decision for the committee, but we are so grateful to have the opportunity to return this year. We really enjoyed our first experience out at Harvest Ridge in 2019 and look forward to benefits at the location again. Harvest Ridge offers plenty of vehicle parking, but we have also been able to designate areas for hitching horses and parking buggies and bikes. We have partnered with Pomerene Hospital again to offer shuttle service from the Millersburg Depot to Harvest Ridge for those that would prefer to not travel on state Route 39 with their bikes or buggies.”

For those using the Holmes County Trail to attend the auction, there will be a couple different ways to arrive. Those wishing to go the entire way to Harvest Ridge via bike or buggy may use the bridge across the Killbuck Creek to the old fairgrounds. A path will be designated with signage through the old fairgrounds to County Road 349, which will lead to state Route 39. Then Harvest Ridge is only 0.6 of mile on state Route 39. Hitching rails and buggy and bike parking will be available on auction day at Harvest Ridge, along with vehicle parking.

Shuttle service also will be provided from the Millersburg Depot for those wishing to park their bikes and buggies at the Millersburg Depot. The shuttle service will be provided by Pomerene Hospital and will begin at 7:30 a.m. The service will shuttle auction attendees between Harvest Ridge and the Millersburg Depot throughout the day.

The auction will begin at 9 a.m. and will include locally made furniture, quilts, plants, lawn mowers, tools, swing sets and buggies. At 11:30 a.m., a 12-by-24-foot log cabin will be sold.

The day’s events also will include breakfast, a bake sale, a silent auction, barbecue chicken and ice cream.

For more information visit www.holmestrail.com or call the Holmes County Trail at 330-674-0475. All proceeds benefit the Holmes County Rails-to-Trails Coalition and support the ongoing year-round maintenance and development of the Holmes County Trail.


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