On January 4, 2019 The Center for Discovery® (TCFD) Integrated Arts Department presented a $2,000 check to a grateful Benjamin Cosor Elementary School (BCES) teacher Mrs. Leah Exner to support the Hiking Trail recently completed behind the Fallsburg school. Mrs. Exner is the Trail Administrator and spent the last two and a half years bringing the dream of this project to fruition.

TCFD’s donation reflects their commitment to the Sullivan County Community and the well-being of its citizens. An element of The Integrated Arts Department program is recreation, exploring and learning about the outdoors. An important part of the BCES Trail is to make it universally accessible to all residents of Fallsburg and beyond. Research from TCFD and further collaboration will make the Trail’s universal accessibility a reality.

Earlier in the project, TCFD made a financial contribution that helped pay for educational materials, signage and other critically needed items.  The check presentation was directly across the street from “The Hurleyville Sentinel”. John Conway, Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper and a member of the Marketing and Communications team at TCFD, was on hand for ceremony. He has followed the BCES Trail Project from day one and has consulted about the historical relics found during the construction in his role of Sullivan County Historian. The partnership between FCSD and TCFD will continue to thrive.

Written by Larry Schafman, Community Relations Specialist in Sullivan County, NY.

For more information on supporting the Hurleyville community, including the expansion of the Rail Trail, please contact Richard Humleker, Vice President of Development, at rhumleker@tcfd.org.