Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Greenville Rotary Club Meeting

Amber Schmerge, Mike Henderson,
Rita McCans
 The Greenville Rotary Club met Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at the Chestnut Village Community Center of the Brethren Retirement Community.

Following lunch at Noon, fellow Rotarian, Amber Schmerge shared with the club the many activities and functions that Main Street Greenville organizes and supports in the downtown area. She highlighted the recent Holiday Horse Parade and noted some 10,000 people were in attendance for the parade that boasted 57 entries this year. Other promotions they support are the Farmers Market, Days of Harvest, Beggars Night, Flicks on Fifth, Adopt-A-Box, Dining in the Darke, Church Stroll and Buckeye Bash.

Amber shared about several projects that enhance the beauty of downtown including, the 4th year of the Adopt-A-Box program. She also shared about the Banner Replacement program in which they partnered with the GHS Senior art class to come up with four new designs. Amber also mentioned the newly refurbished Christmas decorations from the 1980's.

Amber introduced this year's Grand Marshall of the Holiday Horse Parade, board member and volunteer, Mike Henderson. Mike shared his passion for preservation and renovation and reminded us how fortunate Greenville is to have a vibrant downtown with occupied buildings and no in-lots or vacant lots. Amber concluded by sharing that Main Street Greenville operates on a $63,000 budget and is funded by individuals, businesses, City and County support and fundraisers.

Anyone interest in becoming a member of the Greenville Rotary Club may contact the Club Secretary, Christy Baker at 937-548-3779 or by email at cbaker@ymcadarkecounty.org; or the Club Treasurer, Diane Shuff at 937-548-6181 or by email at dshuff@myfsbdirect.com.

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