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McDonalds first $16,640 is the MPO trails last $16,140
Grand opening pledge reaches fund goal
MPO McDonalds
(From left) Kurt Loeffelholz, Lois Karpinske and Sally Magby of McDonalds, and Gene Weber of Moving Platteville Outdoors.

The Moving Platteville Outdoors Rountree Branch Trail Committee announced that, as promised, McDonald’s donated the first $16,640 of its grand opening proceeds to complete trail fundraising.

“It was great to see a longtime local business take us over the top,” said MPO lead Gene Weber. “Our local businesses have been so supportive with many helping with fund raising. ” 

“The Platteville community has been so supportive of this trail effort and our business over the years,” said Glenn Karpinske of Karpinske Enterprises, owner of the Platteville McDonald’s. “We appreciated the opportunity to help finish this off.”

“Indeed, this was a total community effort and we were so glad to be a part of it,” added Lois Karpinske. “The four leadership groups making up the MPO Steering Committee did a great job and the hundreds of people that helped was just wonderful.”

Rule Construction has completed blacktopping from East Mineral Street to the future start of the Platteville-to-Belmont trail. Schmidt Electric has the entire conduit installed except between the site of the future trail bridge on Valley Road and the Platteville Regional Chamber property. Once conduit is installed, lights and light poles will be installed over the winter, weather permitting.  

Rule Construction has been putting in the gravel trail base from the Mineral Street bridge southwest and will continue as long as the weather permits.