On Saturday, April 20, Apples United Church of Christ dedicated its Meditation Trail at a community event. The one-tenth-mile-long trail was a vision of Roger Troxell after the church was given a connecting 2.25-acre tract by the Harbaugh family several years ago.

Mr. Troxell wanted to make the church and its grounds a place for people to come to any time, not just Sunday mornings. The trail was built by volunteers Bryant Despeaux, Brian Boyer, Tom Erfurdt, Sean McCormack, Chuck Riggs, Ken Stitely, and Ed Johnston, who are part of the H&F Trolley Trail Association. The trail is open to the public.

Ribbon cutting: Bryant Despeaux AUCC (center), Wayne Hooper Thurmont Commissioner (center, left), Bill Blakesley Thurmont Commissioner (center, right), President of AUCC Council Mike Mathis (back, right), Pastor Beth Firme AUCC (left of Mr. Hooper), Thurmont Green Team Emily Darling (left of Pastor Firme), Trail Builders: Chuck Riggs, Tom Erfurdt, Sean McCormack, Ed Johnston (back row).

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