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A new city-wide program, The Passport to Fort Thomas program, will be introduced at Earth Day, Sunday, May 5 from 12:00 - 5:00 at the Mess Hall in Tower Park. Participants earn points by participating in adventures and then become eligible for a grand prize at the end of the year. And it’s free. And fun.
The project is the brainchild of the Recreation Commission's Katie Spicer. The object is to get residents to experience the variety of activities and opportunities in the city.
Rust says that “to collect these stamps you can, say, hike a trail…take selfie with the numbered General Thomas sign…and register it with the Recreation Department.”
The drawing for the grand prize will be done at the Christmas Walk in December so there’s the bulk of the year to accomplish the adventures.
The organizers of the Passport to Fort Thomas is made up of representatives from the city, Fort Thomas Firefighters, NKY Health, Northern Kentucky Geographic Information Services, Campbell County Library, and the Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy.
The Outdoor Adventure gets you out into the parks to enjoy the trails or you can also take one of the Urban Trails through city neighborhoods. Paths are marked and there will be a map. You’ll be able to enjoy the woods and beautiful neighborhoods.
The City Adventure encourages participants to experience the museum, monuments, council meetings, as well as many of the city sponsored events like Earth Day, the Independence Day parade, the Art Around Towne events, the Farmers Market, and concerts in the park. It also includes many family friendly events like the touch a Truck event and the Pumpkin Walk and more.
The Library Adventure is broken into three categories - Children, Teens, and Adults. Use any of the wonderful resources at the library and get a stamp.
You can earn a stamp in the Business Adventure section simply by patronizing participating local businesses. It’s just that easy.
The objective is to simply get out and enjoy what Fort Thomas has to offer. The passport is free and will be unveiled at the Mess Hall on Earth Day so stop by the table to pick up yours and begin the adventure.
Information will also be available on the city's Fort Thomas app - free from GooglePlay or the App Store.