The Chamber celebrated with the Alabaster Bike Path Arboretum during their dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony this Thursday. A large group of attendees gathered at the Dyer Road parking area, including organizations and individuals who have worked on the project, residents, bicycling enthusiasts, US Representative Dan Kildee, and Alabaster Township Supervisor Stephanie Wentworth.
The bike path is a testament to the power of working together: US Gypsum, the Iosco County Road Commission, the Michigan Department of Transportation, Spicer Group, Schaff Construction, Alabaster Township, and the Tawas Area Elks all worked together to get the bike path built. Matthew Craig, plant manager of US Gypsum said, “I’m very pleased to see the bike path completed. It’s been a long process; it’s an improvement for the community and for the employees.”
“This would not have been accomplished without all the many friends of the path,” said Stephanie Wentworth, Alabaster Township Supervisor. “The partnership concept cannot be overly emphasized. When we all work together, we all benefit.”
“We would like to congratulate Alabaster Township and express our deepest gratitude for their continued investment in our community,” said Shelley Buresh, managing director of the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce. “The continued dedication and commitment to expanding and enhancing the bike path, now with a marked arboretum, will attract even more residents and visitors alike to come and experience the beauty and tranquility of our community. We thank Alabaster Township and all their partners for helping to make our community the best place in Michigan to live, work, and play.”
Congressman Dan Kildee (D-US 5th District) said he was impressed with how the partnership between all levels of government, business, and the community came together to make the bike path a reality. “When you work together, it’s amazing what you can accomplish,” he said. “It’s an asset for those who live here and for those who visit.”