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Ribbon cutting planned for freedom park walking trail

The U.S. Army's 652nd Engineer Company operating out of the reserve center in Hammond is set to begin work this summer on a mile and half northern section of the walking trail at Freedom Park.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the work is scheduled to take place at the Park at 10 am on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

The city estimates the value of engineering work to be donated at $20 per lineal foot or about $158,400. Added to the $5,220 donation for materials that VFW Post 10818 New Richmond / St. Croix County coordinated through Monarch Paving and Milestone Materials, the donation totals $163,620 in labor and material.