Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sanibel's Path Welcome Center Grand Opening Ceremony

Saturday, April 21st was a special day on Sanibel--the grand opening of the long-awaited Shared Use Path Welcome Center.  The Sanibel Bicycle Club (SBC) played a lead role in this project, but the facility was planned, funded and implemented by a partnership of community organizations and private individuals.

The SBC hosted a ribbon-cutting and thank-you ceremony this morning, which was attended by many bike club members, representatives from the many organizations in project partnership, along with all the members of the Sanibel City Council and the City Manager.  Kudos to Tom Sharbaugh of the Sanibel Bicycle Club (and BikeWalkLee's Sanibel representative) for spearheading this wonderful project, and to the Club members who worked so hard to make this a reality.

 We even had entertainment!
 SBC Board Member, Bill Sartoris, with Mayor Kevin Ruane, Dick Mensch (who donated the land), and Councilman Marty Harty.

Tom Sharbaugh, Darla Letourneau, & Dan Moser.

Come to Sanibel to bike the shared use path and stop by this nice new addition to the pathway system.  The Welcome Center is located on the left side of Periwinkle Way after She Sells Sea Shells and before Huxter's.

Click here for a wonderful piece by Sanibel Pastor, John Danner, "Pastoral Ponderings on Periwinkle Way", about the Welcome Center as a powerful symbol of what can be accomplished by participating in community.

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