The Greentown Grapevine – 1996-12, 03:12 - Page 1
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Volume 3, Issue 12 " a paper for the people" December 1996 Public Meeting Focuses on Vitality of Downtown Twenty- seven residentsof the Greentown area gathered at the Public Library November 14 in response to , a notice of Public Meeting called by Greentown Main Street Association, Inc. Led by consultant Jane Howey and Association president, Don Flook, participants discussed present and future aspects of the town. A small- group format was utilized to first discuss what is liked about Greentown. Each group then reported back to the group at large and the responses were recorded. The most frequently mentioned attribute of Greentown was the good mix of businesses including financial institutions, post office, library and medical offices. Also mentioned by several as what they like about Greentown were that it is safe, clean, has good schools, many churches, the 4- H Fair and the Glass Museum. Other qualities, not in any particular order, were family values, ease of travel in and out of town, active volunteer groups, fire and ambulance service, and a " just right" size of the town. WISHES AND DREAMS The second question put to the small groups was, " If you could change one thing about downtown Greentown, what would you change?" The number one wish seems to be visual improvement to some building facades. Removing the overhead electrical wires and providing more parking were also popular ideas. Other suggestions were for sidewalk improvement, landscaping, attractive signs, and a park. Out of general discussion came an agreement that there is a need to market the businesses and that a. Welcome to Greentown committee is needed. THENEXTSTEP Howey stated that, " In the next few months the Main Street board will be developing their goals. They want to reftetrt the opinion of the community in their actions." Flookinvited all those present to sign up for any of the four Main S t r e e t committees, Promotion, Design, Economic r e s t r u c t u r i n g , a n d Organization. The Main Street Association normally meets the fourth Thursday evening in the City Building. There may not be a meeting in December, however. Mary Miller of Greentown True Value Hardware added some humor to the evening by bringing a catalog from which pink flamingos could be ordered. This was in response to last month's Grapevine article about this meeting. Birthday Surprise for Hill Eastern School Corp. Superintendent Lindan Hill was totally surprised by the students and staff of the Junior/ Senior High School Friday, November 22. Hill, whose 50th birthday was November 23, was greeted in the gymnasium on Friday by pupils who sang " Happy Birthday" and presented him with a banner signed by students and staff. He blew out the 50 candles on a cake and later, along with some family and school board members, was treated to an elegant luncheon prepared by the home economics depaitment. ( So far as we know, everyone refrained from the obvious " Over the HILL" jokes.) Ipportunity to pu : he History of you ' amily in Print fo: Tuture Generation: o Enjoy! The Greentown Sesquicentennial Committee is sponsoring, compiling and publishing a " 1 50th Anniversary Book of Greentown". This will include a history of Greentown and Liberty, Union, and Jackson Townships. It will also include the histories of schools, churches, clubs, organizations, and businesses. This book will be personal too, because the genealogy of Eastern Howard County residents will be recorded. If you are now living or have lived in Eastern Howard Gounty, we invite you in INCLUDE YOUR FAMILY BIOGRAPHY in our book. This history is for ail residents - former or current. HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO ... Send a typed copy, if possible, of your family history in 500 words or less. ( There will be a charge of $ 0.15 per word for any history over 500 words.) Give- the date your family came to the county, from what state or county they originated, and their vocation before and after their arrival. You should include interesting stories, marriages, children, jobs, education, and organizations. Your biography should be in third person ( he, she, they). Include your name and address. One family biography per household, please. FAMILY PHOTOS. .. If you want your family picture included, there will be a $ 12.00 charge per picture. Please send one photo ( current or historic) with your family biography. Send a professional copy ( no Xerox copies, please) of any irreplaceable photo. Indicate the names of people, date, and captions on the baek. You may send other historical photos that relate to the history of the Greentown area for possible feterans Day - 3bserved Michael Silver and Nathan iragner were flag bearers as ; reentowncub Scout Pack# 3520 losted the colors for the annual leterans Day program- at lastern Elementary School. The program included a Irelude by the EHS Brass, the ' ledge of Allegiance and Jational Anthem, " Amerka the 3eautiful" sung by the fourth grade, readings by Zach Bagley, Inna Rethlake, Thomas Stanley rnd Nick Barrett. Guest reterans were introduced. The program concluded with a noment of silence, playing of ' aps and Amazing Grace, after vhich the colors were retired ind all filed out quietly. The wogram was coordinated by , ' aul Nicholson. Please send your family biographies to: Greentown Sesquicentennial Committee P. O. Box 313 Greentown, IN 46936 inclusion in the historical siction of the book. contact: Your pictures will be returned when the book is completed. Include your name and address on the back of each. please. Greentown, IN 46936 For more information Bonnie Bonebrake 502 N. Meridian St.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 1996-12, 03:12|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
|Technical Metadata||Digital images captured by Imaging Office Systems 2008|
|Local Item ID||Greentown History Center – newspaper collection|
|Usage Statement||The Greentown Area Residential Association has granted permission to the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library and the Greentown Historical Society to copy any and all issues of the Greentown Grapevine. Permission granted to view and print items from this digital collection for personal use, study, research, or classroom teaching.|
|Publisher||Greentown Area Residential Association, 1993-|
Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: Public Meeting Focuses on Vitality of Downtown; Opportunity to put the History of your Family in Print for Future Generations to Enjoy!; Veterans Day Observed; Birthday Surprise for Hill
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, MONTH 1996, Volume 03, Issue ##|
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