Tate Boyd, the 10-year-old whose $350 birthday donation to the “Let’s Connect” trail project has inspired many other donations, was saluted at the ribbon cutting Oct. 12 to open the new stretch of trail. And then the Hotel Pattee announced an especially nice matching deal. Read the story below in the RRVT News. Tate is shown here with the mascot of the Raccoon River Valley Trail.


Beginning the week of October 15, repair work will begin on the Raccoon River Valley Trail on two bridge approaches southeast of Panora.  While this repair takes place, the RRVT will be closed from Viceroy Trail to 245th Street.  Repairs should take approximately three days to complete, weather permitting. The Guthrie County Conservation Board asks that trail users not to attempt to use that portion of the trail while work is underway. For more information, contact the conservation board office at (641) 755-3061.

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Young Tate Boyd gets us "free rooms" at the Hotel Pattee!
Perry, Iowa, 17 October, 2018

At the ribbon cutting Friday, Oct. 12, for the first stretch of the "connector" trail, the story of the $350 trail donation that 10-year-old Tate raised was told again. Then Hotel Pattee GM Aaron Lenz announced if you match that $350 donation, you get an overnight stay free at the hotel between now and the end of January -- plus a free registration for the "BRR" ride on Feb. 2. So now, especially thanks to donations from the VanKirk family of Perry, the first 1.5-leg of the trail is open. ...

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