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County to Name Bike Trail for Autumn Pasquale


         For Immediate Release: November 15, 2012

Contact:  Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger (856-853-3395) or Freeholder Heather Simmons (856-853-3378)


County to Name Bike Trail for Autumn Pasquale

 (Woodbury, NJ) – Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Heather Simmons announced today that Gloucester County would be naming the county’s bike trail that runs through Clayton as the Autumn Pasquale Bike Trail. 

 Director Damminger said that a resolution on next week’s Freeholder Meeting Agenda would be considered to memorialize the new name of the 3 mile sections of the county’s bike trail.

 “The tragic event that took place in Clayton affected so many people.  Autumn Pasquale loved her bike and as a celebration of her life, I spoke with my colleagues on the Freeholder Board and we felt it fitting to name the county bike trail that runs through her town in her honor,” said Freeholder Director Robert Damminger. 

 Damminger said, “Nothing any of us can do can bring her back, but we can all keep her memory alive by honoring what she loved doing.”

 Freeholder Director Damminger said that the county has reached out to Autumn’s family through Mayor Bianco and they were extremely pleased with the gesture.

 Freeholder Heather Simmons, Liaison to the Department of Public Works, said that the Autumn Pasquale bike trail would begin at the trail at the County’s Scotland Run Park in Clayton, and run from Fries Mill Road to Academy Street, up Garwood, past the High School and out to Delsea Drive. 

 “The county has already been approved to extend the bike path through Clayton and the work will be completed by next spring.  The 3 mile stretch of bike trail will be beautiful, something we have been told that Autumn would have really enjoyed,” said Freeholder Simmons.

 A ceremony will be planned to unveil the new section of bike trails after they are completed in the Spring of 2013.