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City of Easley and City of Pickens Announce Doodle Trail Grand Opening

Published: May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

City of Easley and City of Pickens Announce Doodle Trail Grand Opening

 

Pickens, SC.  The City of Easley and the City of Pickens are excited to announce the Grand

Opening Celebration for the Doodle Trail, a 7.5 mile rail-to-trail that runs from Easley to Pickens. 

 

The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration will be held at 10am on Saturday, May 23rd

at 514 Fleetwood Drive in Easley, SC.  The celebration will include words from Mayor Owens of

Pickens and Mayor Bagwell of Easley, the unveiling of the Doodle Trail logo, a ribbon cutting, and

giveaways.

 

“We are very excited about the opening of the Doodle Trail,” said David Owens, Mayor of Pickens.

“This project represents a great partnership between Pickens and Easley, and we are looking forward

to the positive impact this trail will have on our communities.”

 

The cities are excited to showcase the winning logo design for the Doodle Trail, which will be used

online, in print, on merchandise and in applicable wayfinding signage.

 

“An exciting day for the cities of Easley and Pickens. This project has gone smoothly, thanks to many,”

said Larry Bagwell, Mayor of Easley. “Remember, this is just the beginning, not the ending.”

 

Special thanks to Blake Sanders with Alta Planning and Mike Crenshaw with King Asphalt for their

exceptional partnership in the Doodle Trail project.

 

The Doodle Line carries a rich history of industry and economy important to both the City of Pickens

and the City of Easley.  The Doodle Trail presents an opportunity to carry on the memory of this historic

railroad and preserve the vital connection that was forged between Easley and Pickens over 120 years

ago.

 

For more information, please contact Mayor Owens at 864.878.6421 or Mayor Bagwell at 864.855.7900.

 

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