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Grand Opening Celebrations
September 28, 2002

City of Mequon's Grand Opening Ceremony

Port Washington's Grand Opening Ceremony

Belgium's Grand Opening

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The Ceremony

Pledge of allegiance and presentation of colors by VFW Posts #7588, #470, #5373, & #82
Master of Ceremonies - Thomas Meaux, Ozaukee County Administrative Coordinator
Gustav "Sandy" Wirth, Ozaukee County Chairman.  Click here for the speech
Honorable Mary Panzer, State Senator
Charles Cole, Senior Vice President of Distributions and Operations, We Energies
Al Krier, Ozaukee County Park Commission Member
Donna Brown, Urban Modal manager, WISDOT District 2
Noel Cutright, Representative of the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Inititive (WBCI) and the "Great Wisconsin Birding Trail" designation.
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Ribbon Cutting

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Cooks

Sheryl, Betty & Ron serving up refreshments
Chef Bob Dreblow supervising
Refreshments were perpared by the County Highway and Human Resources Departments
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On the Trail

Bicyclists ride over the Interurban Bridge in Cedarburg
Christine Nuernberg, Mayor of Mequon, waves to the camera while riding across the Interurban Bridge in Cedarburg
Enjoying the new bridge in Mequon
Riding on the freshly paved trail in Thiensville
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Display depicting the history of the Interurban Trail to rail

6-person bicycle (only 5 riders pictured) by the Howards Grove Lion's Club
The band Blond Faith entertained the crowd
Waiting for the ceremony to begin
Kids enjoy the Bike Rodeo by the Port Washington Police Dept
Bill Pence, from Port & Grafton Ski & Cyclery, offers bicycle maintenance advice
Paul Roback, UW-Extension, models the official Ozaukee Interurban Trail ware, available at Useldings in downtown Port Washington

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