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Trisha Boyers, Jamie Mercer and Kelly Petito (standing) welcome attendees.

With the backdrop of the blue waters of Clark Lake and inside the warm and friendly atmosphere of the Beach Bar, the community’s social season began this evening.  The Ladies Night Out Wine Tasting event is a fund raiser for the benefit of the Clark Lake Spirit Trail.  Tonight marked the 7th annual gathering.  For a $25 donation, the ladies of Clark Lake sampled hors d’oeuvres, won prizes and renewed friendships.  Kelly Petito and her committee are instrumental in ensuring the success of the event each year.

The Clark Lake Spirit Trail is a shining example of the Clark Lake Spirit.  It enjoys widespread support in the community.  It enables cyclists, runners and walkers to circle the approximately 7 1/2 mile circumference of the lake while taking in a variety of outdoor experiences.  The section that parallels Jefferson Road allows safe passage along that busy highway.  The path through the Magic Forest from Jefferson to Lakeview East is always a refreshing treat.  In other areas, users pass through historic lake icons like Eagle and Kentucky Points and catch diverse views of open water.

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The Trail requires consistent maintenance.  Even has the party progressed at the Beach Bar, Dan Omo and his crew worked on manicuring the Jefferson Road section–mowing, raking, and removing ruble from the path.  Improvements and repairs are on going.  Currently the Trail section from the old Cincinnati Northern Railroad bed to Hyde Road is under repair.  Viewers of this website will get an update on that soon.

It’s only through fund raising events like Ladies Night Out and many private donations that the Spirit Trail continues to shine like the gem that it is.