DRC member Jim Dale welcomes participants as the caravan of off-road vehicles prepare for their initial circumnavigation of the trail
The 2019 Trout Run Trail Tour Day, sponsored by the Decorah Rotary Club (DRC), was hosted this year on Tuesday, August 20th.  This is an annual event allowing an opportunity for the elderly and those with physical limitations preventing routine access to the Trail to experience the beauty of the entire 12-mile circuit.  As with past years, the local community came out in large numbers and filled the seats of each of the multiple loops o the trail.  All enjoyed the luncheon hosted at the Chuck Gipp Fish Hatchery.
Our Club extends its thanks to the following DRC members and friends for their volunteer service: Maureen Dunklee and Lorraine Borowski (registration); John Baker, John Moeller, and Phil Iverson (set-up); Ron Taylor, Steve Chambliss and Larry Monson (meal service); Jim Dale, Drew Casner and Amy Loera (take down); Ron Snell, Dallas Steffen, Don Arendt, Paul Scott, Uwe Rudolf, Darrel Branhagen and Don Holmertz (vehicle operation).
A special thanks to the following implement dealers and individual who donated the use of their off-road vehicles: Bodensteiner Implement Company - Decorah, M&M Lawn and Leisure - Rushford, Decorah Kawasaki Sports Center, John Kerndt, Les Askelson, Paul Nichols, Dolly Panos, Adam Thornton, and Jeremy Bjerke. 
Thanks also to the Chuck Gipp Decorah Fish Hatchery, the City of Decorah, the 28-E Committee, U-2 BBQ & Catering, and Decorah Rental for working with our Club to facilitate this event. 
A very special "thank-you" to DRC members Ashley Klocke, Dacia Monson, Mike Huinker, and Alan Lerstrom for leading the coordination of this popular annual event. 
Finally, our Club recognizes and thanks all of the land donors who made the Trout Run Trail possible and such a special addition to the Decorah community.
For more images from this event see the companion photo album: DRC Trout Run Trail Tour Day 2019
Photo credits: Shannon Duncan, Dacia Monson