Belton Rail Trail Dedication and Hattie Green Recognition May 10

The Belton Alliance and the City of Belton will hold a special dedication ceremony at 5:30 on Thursday, May 10 to dedicate the Belton Rail Trail going up North Main Street, starting at the Belton Library.  The trail already exists from the library to the Farmer’s Market and will be extended to Stephenson Drive.  Future plans include taking it all the way to Leda Poore Park.  The ceremony will include special recognition of Belton City Council woman Hattie Green and the dedication of a bench in her honor at the trail head.

Loretta Holloway, South Carolina’s First Lady of Song, will sing the National Anthem followed by remarks from Mayor Wendell Page, Anderson County Council member Ray Graham and Belton Alliance President Greg Tysl.  Tysl will formerly dedicate the Belton Rail Trail and he, Graham, Page City Council members and other dignitaries will cut the ribbon.  Hattie will be recognized with a bench which will be located near the trail head just north of the Belton Library.  United States Congressman will make remarks and make a special presentation to Hattie.  Patti Hedgepath Lusk will close the program performing a song she wrote, “Watching Belton Grow.”

Following the ceremony a reception will be held at the Historic Belton Depot in honor of Hattie.  The reception will include another special presentation by State House member Jay West and State Senator Mike Gambrell.

The event and reception are open to the public.

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