The Greentown Grapevine – 2007-06, 14:06 - Page 1
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First Antique Engine & Tractor Show Draws Many Participants The first antique engine & tractor show sponsored by the Greentown Lions Club and the Wildcat Creek Antique Tractor and Engine Club provided a variety of activities. There was a demonstration of a saw mill powered by steam, parades of tractors and other equipment, tractor games, and start up demonstrations. There was music, a flea market, food, and spinning and weaving. A popular event was the tractor ride throughout the countryside, going to Jerome and following along Wildcat Creek. Entries in the show included 128 antique tractors, 24 gas engines, 24 antique garden tractors, and 6 steam engines. The 2” d show is scheduled for 7- May 23- 26, 2008. For more information, call Bill Johnson, 3 95 - 5 048. Garden Tour to Be June 16 A Garden Tour is planned for Saturday, June 16th from 1 : 00 - 4: OO p. m. The gardens on the tour are the Galford Garden, 732s 950E; the Sorenson Garden, 604 Holiday Dr., Greentown; the Kurtz Garden; 846N 600E; and the Hostetler Gardens, 1396N 700E. Tickets are $ 8 the day of the tour and $ 6 pre- sold. Tickets are available at. Mast’s Furniture & Gifts, Greentown Antique Mali, Black- Eyed Susans, and Flook’s NAPA. SILENT AUCTION A silent auction of garden items which have been decorated by local artists will be an added feature of the garden tour. They will be on display June 1 1- 1 5 at First Farmers Bank & Trust and KeyBank. Bids can be made on items during that week. The items will then be at the Hostetler garden on the day of the tour, where bids may be placed. The auction will end at 4: OO. For more information, go to page 4. This Rumley Oil Pull, owned by Allen New of Pendleton, has Andy New, Sawyer Johnson, and Josiah Johnson aboard during one of the Parades of Equipment at the Antique Engine & Tractor Show. Photo by Rachel Jenkins FaGade Grant Program Extended The Fagade Committee of Greentown Main Street Association has extended the deadline for applications for grants to assist with restoration of historic building fagades in Greentown. A simple “ letter of intent” is requested with a description of the planned work. The letter might include such items as 1. general need for the project 2. what needs to be done 3. materials and methods which might be used. This letter is due by June 15 and can be mailed to Greentown Main Street A s s o c i a t i o n , F a g a d e Committee, PO Box 71, Greentown, IN 46936. Members of the committee will then meet with the applicant to discuss the project. Formal applications will be due July 30,2007. Questions can be directed to committee chairman, Rachel Jenkins, 628- 3564. Work to Begin on Grant Street Project After several months of preliminary tasks, construction will be starting in mid June on improvements to Grant Street from Mill St. to Maple St. The project will produce new pavement, curbs and sidewalks, and improved drainage. E& B Paving is the contractor and Crossroads Engineering will provide oversight. Crossroads will have a construction fie! d office near the job. A supervisor will be on site every day to assure that the job is built to specifications and to coordinate with utilities and homeowners. The construction cost is $ 645,000, of which the town will pay 20% out of its budget. The remainder will be paid from federal funds. The project is expected to be finished by early October. - fork Trail Ready for Walkers Walk in Downtown and Learn More of Greentown’s History Cutting the ribbon are Mary Miller, Lisa Stout, Joyce Higginbottom, Rachel Jenkins, and Barbara Middleton. Photo by Jim Nelligan The official debut of the Greentown Historic the sites are available at the Utility Office and [ rail included a ribbon cutting ceremony in front the Greentown Historical Society. If City Hall. Joyce Higginbottom, president of A committee composed of members of he Town Council, addressed the audience with Greentown Main Street Association, Greentown : omments about her memories of the sights and Advisory Park Board, and Greentown Historical ; ounds of the Greentown of her youth and how Society did research, arranged funding, and saw he various locations were the focus of business to all the other details involved in such a project. ind social activities for her grandparents. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, participants The trail includes 33 buildings which have were led on a tour of the immediate downtown ilaques either mounted on the building or on a area by Cathy Wright, of Historic Landmarks ; tand in front. Booklets with descriptions of Foundation of Indiana.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2007-06, 14:06|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
|Technical Metadata||Digital images captured by Imaging Office Systems 2008|
|Local Item ID||Greentown History Center – newspaper collection|
|Publisher||Greentown Area Residential Association, 1993-|
Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: First Antique Engine & Tractor Show Draws Many Participants; Work to Begin on Grant Street Project; Garden TOur to Be June 16; Fascade Grant Program Extended; Historic Trail Ready for Walkers
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, June 2007, Volume 14, Issue 06|
|Relation||Howard County Newspapers|
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|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2007-06, 14:06 - Page 1|
|Relation||Howard County Newspapers|