Covert Community Trail: A Day of Connection and Celebration
Residents offered a day of tours of Covert businesses on August 23rd of this year. This project addressed the issues of health, youth involvement, community pride, and awareness of local economy. To encourage participation, a combined trail map and passport could be picked up at any of the 27 joining businesses, each business put a “stamp” on their square of the passport. For every four stamps you received a raffle ticket to be entered in the trail prizes donated by 10 local business. This idea promoted awareness of small local businesses. Following the business trail there was a community picnic behind the elementary school. The town of Covert provided the tables and chairs for the picnic and music was donated by Three Stone Fire; a wonderful time was had by all! The grant amount was $500 by STEPS. This resident project team did an excellent job leveraging donations from local businesses, too. Noted on a survey was a comment:
“There is a real dearth of business offerings in Covert to help people in town support each other.” The Covert Trail certainly supported the resident’s keen asset identification.