What began as a dotted line on a landscape architect’s drawing in 2016, was finally realized when over 100 people gathered outside at Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area in Marinette on August 6th for a ceremony commemorating the opening of the Mary Hofer Walking Trail. The trail was the result of a gift to the Aurora Health Foundation from Mary’s husband, former Bay Area Marketing and Foundation Director John Hofer. The Mary Hofer walking trail is a mile and a quarter path around the hospital grounds, and is now open for visitors, staff, and the public. The event was attended by family and friends of Mary and featured remarks by hospital leaders and family, a ribbon cutting, and a chance to walk the trail.