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Information kiosk added on Eastside Trail
A green "ribbon" is cut on the new Eastside Trail kiosk at the start of the trail near Chimney Park and the Covington Branch of the Newton County library Tuesday. Cutting the ribbon, left to right, are Cynthia Davis, Kristy Stubbs-Henderson, Christie Phillips, Karen Hedrick, Sara Vinson, Kim Carter and Mayor Ronnie Johnston. - photo by Bryan Fazio

Walkers, joggers and cyclists will be able to find out information concerning the Eastside Trail and surrounding area without missing a beat.

Newton Trails, a local trail advocacy organization, unveiled a new information kiosk during a “ribbon cutting” Tuesday.
The materials for the kiosk, designed by Randy Vinson, were provided by a $1,200 grant from the East Metro Board of REALTORS. The kiosk was built by volunteer Rick Meichsner.

“We’re excited to be able to give back to the community,” said Dr. Cynthia Davis, President of the East Metro Board of REALTORS. “Supporting the Newton Trails allows us the opportunity to support the vision of developing an environment in Newton County which promotes a healthy, vibrant, prosperous community.”

The information kiosk contains trail maps created with the Newton County and Covington Geographic Information System office and flyers on upcoming trail events. Newton Trails hopes to eventually add another kiosk on the Eastside High School end of the trial.

“It may be a small thing to celebrate but it represents a big movement of trails in Newton County,” said Sara Vinson, Newton County Trails Board of Directors Chair.