Avenue of Lights donates $100,000 to Bill Klingner Trail

Friends of the Trail will now have more money to expand the Bill Klingner Trail in Quincy.

Avenue of Lights donated $100,000 Thursday morning.

You might recall that organization ceased operations in 2015.

The donation money came from revenue from the admission gate and the liquidation sale of the lights.

“The park district was very gracious about sharing the use of the property in the off season and it was only appropriate when we wound things down and we had some extra cash that we remember the park district to boost them in other avenues and projects,” said Avenue of Lights volunteer John Groves.

The Avenue of Lights also donated $150,000 to the park district Wednesday night.

It plans to use that money to turf the baseball fields in Moorman Park.

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