Donated bench for Weld Legacy Trail

Published on December 20, 2021

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While the formal donation acceptance occurred at the December 15th meeting of the board of county commissioners, it wasn’t until Friday the 17th at the on-site presentation that Weld County Commissioners Scott James and Lori Saine got to see what may be one of the best seats in the Weld County house, if you will.

Located on the Weld Legacy trail, which goes from the Weld County Southwest Service Center into St. Vrain State Park, the donated bench looks out over the pond (owned by the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District and not open to the public) into the state park and right at Longs Peak.

Debra Brodhead, Chapter Regent for the Carbon Valley Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), and her fellow NSDAR representatives – Esther DeManche (Chapter Registrar), Amy Lister (Chapter Treasurer), Connie Masson (Chapter Vice Regent) formally presented the bench and a certificate to Weld County at the site. Also in attendance were Kaley Hein (Recreation Coordinator for the Town of Mead). Helen Migchelbrink (Town Manager of Mead), and the Town of Mead Mayor, Colleen Whitlow.

The donation of the TREX bench was possible with the help of the Weld County Sheriff’s Office, the Southwest Weld County Motor Vehicle Office, the Town of Mead and numerous friends, families and acquaintances who helped the Carbon Valley Chapter NSDAR collect 500 pounds of plastic film in six months in order to acquire a free bench from the NEXTREX Community Challenge. The Carbon Valley Chapter NSDAR served as the community coordinator for the challenge and donated the bench to the county.

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