So it Begins-The Westside Connector

If you were out traveling on 162 or 245 today, you might have seen some work being done on the site for the new Westside Connector. The first step is to remove trees to make room for the roadway and trail. Trees need to be cut prior to April 1…

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How about that Trail?

It’s been a while since we’ve posted but that doesn’t mean that things are not happening! First of all, the CLV-Yellig Trail is pretty much finished. The grass along the path is sprouting and with a few touch ups this spring some minor drainage issues will be addressed. And it’s…

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Donation Dollars at Work!

Trails of Santa Claus, Inc. is dedicated to the trails in and around Santa Claus. This includes providing amenities along those trails. Thanks to generous donations, this afternoon TOSCI completed the installation of the remaining bike racks that were in stock in Santa Claus. That brings our total to five…

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FORUM SHOWS TOURISM A KEY INGREDIENT TO OUR REGION’S FUTURE

I attended a very interesting forum last night held by Purdue University’s Center for Regional Development. Approximately 60 people from Crawford, Dubois, Orange, Perry, Pike and Spencer County developed lists of strengths and weaknesses and the unique challenges faced by the counties that comprise Indiana’s Region 15 Planning Commission. It…

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“NOT SO SCARY” TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL

Join us mid-day on Halloween…Bring the kids 12 and under for the: “NOT SO SCARY” TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL Saturday, October 31, 2015 10am-2pm Jim Yellig Park Santa Claus, IN TOSCI will be there with goodies! Directions Hosted by the Town of Santa Claus Parks and Recreation Department, Kyle Lambert,…

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The Town of Santa Claus might just have become just a little brighter.

Tonight the Town Council accepted a proposal from TOSCI to lease the streetlight banner poles for the purpose of making our town a little brighter and a little more attractive…and to raise money for our trails. Pending final lease agreement and approval of that lease by the Council at their…

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He REALLY liked the hat!

I think U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon REALLY liked the hat! I had an opportunity to meet with Congressman Bucshon this afternoon to discuss the Trails of Santa Claus, Inc. and how Federal Highway Funding affects future  trail funding. I also presented him with a TOSCI “I Believe in Santa Claus”…

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501-C-3 Status Approved!

IRS APPROVES TAX EXEMPT STATUS Donations now made to Trails of Santa Claus, Inc. will be deductible under Internal Revenue Code Section 170 (Santa Claus, IN, July 29, 2015) Trails of Santa Claus, Inc. (TOSCI) received notice today of its tax exempt status from the IRS. Organization President, John Bowen…

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