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Riverside Trail Ribbon Cutting

Stephens Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that the Riverside Trail, a trail linking the Viking Trail at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School and the trail at the Oxford Hills Middle School, will be officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 18th  at 9:15 am at the trailhead by Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.  Community members are welcome to join students at the middle school at 8:45 am who will be walking to the area of presentation at the high school.


The project was made possible through a grant to Stephens Memorial Hospital from the New Balance Foundation. Stephens Memorial Hospital, the New Balance Foundation and Healthy Oxford Hills have worked collaboratively over the past several years to build and improve the trails.  The completed Riverside Trail is just over one mile long.

Students at both the high and middle schools will be participating in the event and will be walking from the Middle School end of the trail to the ribbon cutting ceremony. 


Eugene Benner, Chair of the Board of Western Maine Health, Megan Bloch from New Balance Foundation, Pat Carson, School Health Coordinator representing Healthy Oxford Hills, and Ted Moccia SAD #17 will be on hand to share remarks at a brief ceremony. There will be refreshments following the ribbon cutting at the high school.


One of the goals of this project is to encourage healthy lifestyles with exer­cise, especially for youth. The trails offer another venue for the community to walk and enjoy the outdoors.


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About New Balance Foundation --

For 29 years the New Balance Foundation has served a deeply held mission: to support charitable organizations whose humanitarian efforts work for the betterment of our children and communities. The heart of our focus is the prevention of childhood obesity.  For more information, please visit



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