Donna Davis, who lives immediately adjacent to the Raccoon River Valley Trail in the east end of Redfield, is shown here on the RRVT right in front of her house with the bridge she has decorated to extend holiday best wishes to trail users. "I love the bike trail," she said on Thursday, Dec. 4.  She walks the trail regularly with her dogs Henry, Jethro, Sadie and Charlie, and her cat Harley Davis. Last Christmas, she put a Santa Claus, two reindeer and a lighted Christmas tree right beside the trail "but they all froze in the ground so hard that I couldn't get them out until late February! So this year I decided to decorate the bridge instead."

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Save the date: RRVT Association banquet is Feb. 21
Perry, 13 November, 2014

The 8th annual banquet -- the one fundraiser per year of the association that does all the marketing and promotion of the trail -- will return to the Marriott Hotel in West Des Moines. Special guest speaker will be Dr. Richard Deming, of Des Moines, the adventurer, bicyclist and cancer warrior who is the founder of Above + Beyond Cancer. ...

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