Friday, December 22, 2006

Trail Memorial Fund established for Bob Edesess

A fitting memorial has been established in the memory of Dr. Bob Edesess of Indianapolis who died earlier this year in an aircraft accident. Dr. Edesess was a veteran of the HUFF 50K who tackled ultramarathons with good humor as well as dedication.

The Indianapolis Star carried a story earlier this month about the efforts of Dr. Brent Barta and other friends of Bob in creating a memorial to fund construction and maintenance of a trail at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis.

Brent Barta will be at this year's HUFF as he has been at so many of the prior years' runnings of this race. I urge you to talk with him about the fund and thank him for what he has done in Bob's memory.

From the Indianapolis Star:

Dr. Brent Barta, Zionsville, has established the Edesess Trail Project at Eagle Creek Park and wants to raise at least $10,000 to build the Edesess Nature Trail. The trail would connect the indoor learning facilities at the new Earth Discovery Center, scheduled to open in the spring, to the outdoor learning area at the park's Echo Pond.

Edesess died when his small plane crashed shortly after take-off from Eagle Creek Airport in August. He lived on the west bank of Eagle Creek Reservoir and was a frequent visitor to the park, running along its scenic roads and trails.

About $6,200 has been raised so far. Individuals or organizations interested in contributing should make checks payable to Eagle Creek Park Foundation Inc. and mail them to the foundation at 7840 W. 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46254.

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