Logansport meets $25K fundraising goal for trail safety

Little Turtle Waterway in Logansport, Ind., is seen here in March 2019. (Pharos-Tribune Photo/Kevin Burkett)

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WTHR) — City leaders are celebrating after a successful crowdfunding campaign to improve security on Logansport's trails.

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority sponsored the city-led campaign through crowdfunding site Patronicity. They not only met, but exceeded their $25,000 goal, raising $28,370 from 45 individuals and businesses. That means IHCDA will give them a matching $25,000 grant.

The campaign started after trail users told city leaders they don't feel safe using the trails without a partner. Trail safety was put in the regional spotlight by the murders of Libby German and Abigail Williams in Delphi, less than 30 minutes away.

The money will be used to buy and install nine security cameras and related equipment to monitor Cole Bridge, Little Turtle Waterway, River Bluff, Sims Connector and Huston Park trails.

Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell told our partners at the Pharos-Tribune he is happy to be working with the IHCDA to improve public safety and the city’s trails.