Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Stephanie Schieltz, Brooke Sturgell,
Chelsi Brown, and Jessica Bowers
Beginning in the spring of 2009, Main Street Greenville started a Banner Replacement Program. This program allows for a new seasonal banner each year to grace the light poles along Broadway. While last year the generic spring banners were substituted for creative and abstract artwork designed by the Greenville’s 8th grade art class, this year brings change to the worn fall banners. Enlisting the talents of the Greenville Senior High Career Art Class was a genius idea from the Main Street Greenville Design Committee and Superintendent Susie Riegle.

Senior Career Art teacher, Mrs. Cleary, engaged her sixteen-student class in this project at the beginning of the school year. Within two weeks the students critiqued their work and four designs were picked. With the help of local printing company, Express It, the 56 banners were completed just in time to fly in the cool crisp air fall affords. So when traveling through downtown Greenville on your way to school, work, or shopping trip take a look at what welcomes you into the community and evokes pride. Not only do they shout "FALL" they also exude creativity.

“Using our local resources, and at the same time encouraging and cultivating these young artists was a goal for the committee,” states Amber Schmerge, director of Main Street Greenville. “We are very pleased with the results and extend an invitation to the community to help fund this project.” The Fall Banners have received partial funding from Darke Rural Electric Cooperative and Brethren Retirement Community. The committee is accepting donations as reasonable as $40 from individuals and businesses. If interested in making a tax-deductible donation, please call Main Street Greenville at 548-4998 or send your donation to Main Street Greenville, 537 S. Broadway, Suite 203, Greenville, OH 45331.

Main Street Greenville is in independent non-profit organization committed to stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth in Historic Downtown Greenville.


  1. This was a nice idea, even a great idea--hardly genius status.

  2. Thanks GHS students! This is a great way to get pride in Greenville rolling in the right direction. Now what can YOU do?

  3. Great job! Anon is probably NOT a genius either! LOL

  4. They need to buy some new jeans for the one girl -her`s are worn out.


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