Fisher-Titus Walking Path at Willard Reservoir Now Open
The City of Willard and Fisher-Titus held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Fisher-Titus Walking Path at the Willard Reservoir on Sunday, July10.
The new concrete walking path is 2.32 miles around the Willard Reservoir. The ADA standard path will also include ten storyboards focusing on current health topics that will be added later this summer.
“We are excited for this new path being available for our community,” said Bryson Hamons, Willard city manager. “The path will help promote healthy living in Willard and the surrounding communities by providing a place to exercise by running, walking, cycling, rollerblading, and more. We are grateful to Fisher-Titus, local businesses, and our community members for making an investment in the community and bringing this project to life.”
This collaboration was announced at the Willard Christmas tree lighting ceremony in November of 2021. In addition to support from Fisher-Titus, the project was also funded with donations from community members and local businesses. Construction began in Spring of this year and was completed by D.L. Smith Concrete of Norwalk.
Sponsors of the project included:
- Wiers Farm/Dutch Maid Logistics
- Don and Kathe Graham
- Roger Donnamiller and family
- Sutton Bank
- Creating Healthy Communities Program at Huron County Public Health
- Willard United Fund
- Lakeside Book Company
- Wm. Dauch Concrete Co.
- NiSource Charitable Foundation through Columbia Gas
- Sexton’s Landscaping
- Mayor Joe Daniel
- Coach Bob Haas (in memory of Sandy Haas)
- Domino’s Pizza (Josh Gerber)
- Save A Lot
- Jack & Donna Kousma
- Jerry & Jan Stackhouse
- Willard Family Dentistry (Emily Booker, DMD)
- William R. Foster
- Babcock Excavating LLC (Alan & Cindy Babcock)
“Supporting our community is core to Fisher-Titus and our position in the community as health and wellness leaders,” said Dr. Brent Burkey, president & CEO of Fisher-Titus. “It is our privilege to support our community by providing the right care, right here in our own community and through grants, sponsorships, donations, and school-based programs.”
After the ceremony, attendees were invited to stay and enjoy the new path which is now open to the public.