Eight Indiana Towns on the New Garfield Trail
Marion, IN – The Marion/ Grant County Visitors Bureau in Marion, Indiana announces the completion of the Grant County Garfield Trail. This unique attraction is a scavenger hunt of sorts which includes stops in eight northeast Indiana communities. An audio tour and maps created by the Visitors Bureau guide visitors from one town to the next to find festive statues of Garfield the Cat
The Garfield Trail is collaboration among the towns of Fairmount, Jonesboro, Gas City, Marion, Matthews, Sweetser, Swayzee, and Van Buren. The project was initiated in 2006 in honor of the Garfield cartoon creator, Jim Davis, who is an area native. Service clubs and local businesses raised funds for the statues. Each brightly colored likeness of Garfield sports a different design representing the unique heritage and culture of the community in which it is located.
Dr. John Lightle, President of the Marion/ Grant County Visitors Bureau, describes the popularity of the new attraction. “The Garfield Trail has almost universal appeal. Everyone from families with small children to motorcycle clubs is coming to our county in search of these statues.” Lightle goes on to explain that the Visitors Bureau hopes visitors will get to know the area in their search for Garfield. “Each town has interesting things to see and do. We hope people visit restaurants, shops, and historic sites when they are in each town.”
For more information about the Garfield Trail log on to www.followthefatcat.com or call the Visitors Bureau at 800-662-9474.
ABOUT PAWS, INC. – Jim Davis grew up on a farm near Fairmount, Indiana. Davis created the Garfield character and founded Paws, Inc. in 1981. Paws, Inc. is a privately held company and the sole owner of the copyrights and trademarks for Garfield and Garfield Characters. Garfield is the most widely syndicated comic strip in the world. Over 200 million people in 63 countries read Garfield every day. Garfield the Cat is also the star of several books, movies, and a syndicated TV series.
Source: Grant County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.