The Greentown Grapevine – 2000-11, 07:11 - Page 1
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Volume 7, Issue 11 % paper for the people" November 2000 Legion Recognized by Town Clyde Ragan and Stan Johnson, representing the Lowell E. Symons American Legion Post # 317, accepted a plaque at a meeting of the Greentown Town Council on October 3. The plaque recognizes the " outstanding job the Legion has done to promote patriotism in the town". The Legion has arranged for American flags to line the streets during patriotic holidays and has placed a flag mural on Glass Museum Hits " Most Visited Attractions" List 3iucFa& Exercise your right to B vote on November 7. The Greentown Glass Museum was listed fourth in " Most visited attractions in Howard County area during a current trip" by respondants to a Visitors Bureau study. The year long Visitor Profile Study was commissioned by the Kokomo Visitors Bureau. , The Purdue Tourism and Hospitality Research Center conducted interviews with visitors to Howard County between July 1999 and April 2000. The study, funded by a grant from the Tourism Development Division, Indiana Department of Commerce, consisted of personal interviews with ' 784 visitors representing 2,98 1 visitors ( the average travel party size was 3.8 people) to various sites in the Howard County area in four separate seasons. The top 7 most visited attractions were 1) City of Firsts Automotive Heritage Museum 2) Elwood Haynes Museum 3) Antique Shops 4) Greentown Glass Museum 5) Downtown Kokomo 6) Grissom Air Museum 7) Kokomo Mall. The top 10 " most favorable attractions" visited while visiting Howard County include 5 which are outside of the county. 1) Indianapolis Speedway 2) Grissom Air Museum 3) Indianapolis Children's Museum 4) Highlandpark 5) Kokomo Opalescent Glass Factory, 6) Peru Circus Museum 7) Circle Center Mall, Indianapolis 8) Downtown Kokomo 9) The Seiberling 10) Kokomo Library Genealogy Room. School Dedication Set for Now 5 . The public is invited to a ceremony dedicating the new rooms and renovations at Eastern Elementary School. The ceremony will be Sunday, November 5, at 2: OO p. m. in the cafeteria, Principal Belinda Sezbenski indicated that past principals, retired teachers, and former board members have been invited. The sixth grade choir will sing. Following the dedication, a tour of the building - will be available. First Lady Visits Greentown - Presents Grant First Lady Judy O'Bannon presents a grant to Barbara Middleton, Greentown ClerWreasurer and James Harris, Vice President of the Town Council. Rachel Jenkins, on left, representing the Greentown Historical Society, - presented Mrs. OBannon with a b- o- ok- on Greentow_ n_ hi_ st_ or_ y._ __ _________.___ Photo by Fred Jenkins Indiana's First Lady, Judy OBannon, came to Greentown Thursday, October 26, to present- a grant of $ 19,495.00 to the Town. The grant will be used for asbestos and lead paint testing and to conduct soil and groundwater sampling on and near the property at 103 E. Main St. The Greentown Historical Society is in the process of purchasing the building, but were stalled in the financing process when the lender asked for an environmental assessment. That assessment determined that the gasoline tanks which served the building when it was a gas station may still be in the ground, most likely under the street. As it could not be proven that the tanks had been removed, the lender required further testing including soil samples. It was at this point that the Historical Society turned to the Town Council for assistance. The Council applied for a grant through Indiana's Brownfield Progrh. The grant was approved on October 17. The Town will use the hnds to hire SESCO Group of Indianapolis to do the required testing. * Mrs. OBannon explained that brownfields are abandoned or underutilized commercial or industrial properties where development is difficult because of actual or perceived contamination. She said it is important Qpromote confidence in investment in & downtown areas. She further cited a personal example of how renovation can be contagious and can set the tone for additional similar projects. Mrs; O'Bannon had heard of Greentown Glass and was pleased to be able to visit the Glass Museum. She spoke of her interest h the existing glass- making industry in Indiana. She also did some shopping at the Greentown Antiqde Mall. Also, Howard County received a grant of $ 17,934.00 for soil and groundwater sampling at an area adjacent to the' Continental steel Supefind site. Officials are planning to construct a recycling facility and an educational " outdoor lab" at the site.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2000-11, 07:11|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
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|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: Glass Museum Hits "Most Visited Attractions" List; School Dedication Set for Nov. 5; First Lady Visits Greentown-Presents Grant; Legion Recognized by Town
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, November 2000, Volume 07, Issue 11|
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