Trails in Indiana

Ice-Cream and Trails, Both Favorites of Gov. Mitch Daniels

Governor Mitch Daniels recently honored the Indiana Trails Fund, Inc. (ITF), as the recipient of an ice-cream social fundraiser, which was a featured event in the State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC).

Governor Mitch Daniels and Lt. Governor Becky joined state cabinet members as celebrity ice-cream scoopers for the event held on October 30, from 1-3 pm in the Indiana Government Center - South atrium   in Indianapolis.  


Lori Torres, Department of Labor Commissioner and 2013 SECC Chairwoman helped organize this first ever multi agency SECC event, announced in Around the Circle, the newsletter for Indianapolis metro state employees.


ITF wishes to convey a deep and heartfelt thanks to the Governor and Lieutenant Governor in so recognizing and honoring its commitment to the Indiana community.


This commitment has come through three efforts. ITF has helped preserve some one hundred thirtymiles of corridor lands in and near Indiana through railbanking, outright acquisitions, and other land holdings.  In addition, ITF has set up a permanent endowment to protect funds for trail developments and trail improvements.  Further, ITF has enhanced the Indiana community by establishing and/or contributing to groups statewide for  trails, including  the Nickel Plate Trail, the Panhandle Pathway, Loop Island Wetlands in New Albany, the National Road Heritage Trail, Farm Heritage Trails, Northwest Allen County Trails and Aboite New Trails.


Products for the SECC Ice Cream Social were donated by Indiana-based sponsors Smith’s Dairy, Kelsay Farms, McFarling Foods and the American Dairy Council of Indiana.