Downtown Revitalization Committee Met 11/4/2021

Downtown Revitalization Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 5, 2021 @ 5 p.m.

Next Meeting: Thursday, December 2nd @ 5PM


In attendance were Tracy Brookshier, Stan Schwartz, Christina Orf, Brittany Henke

——————————————– PROJECTS ———————————————-

Downtown Marketplace Project Lead: Tracy Brookshier

Downtown Market Place Chalets: Red chalet is move in ready! We are getting a bid for another chalet from PLTC. This chalet will be almost the same size as the blue one as I have had multiple people interested in something larger.

Concrete planters: We have decided on finding a way to get the posts needed for planters on the square done cheaper. 3B is unable to do more of them any time soon and elsewhere we have been quoted $500 each.

Seating/Entertainment: Tony Windmiller has agreed to pick up two picnic tables that are being donated to us. As well, Peoples Savings Bank is donating a new picnic table as well!

—————————————- EVENTS/FUNDRAISERS ———————————–

Farmers & Artisans at the Downtown Marketplace: Project Lead: Dana Gordy

We asked for feedback on facebook from everyone and received no responses. Will try again next year. Trying to sweet talk WilCals Kitchen into making our downtown lots their “home base” for the future! 😉

Downtown Marketplace Mailer Campaign:

We have received $850 in donations from our mailer campaign so far; we have also created a facebook page for this. We sent out over 100 letters to businesses asking for $100 monetary donations.

Shop-2-Win Downtown Punch Card Raffle: Project Lead: Tracy Brookshier, Brittany Henke

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Check our facebook page for the event or online at the chamber website.



Holly Jolly Festival/Living Windows: Project Lead: Tracy Brookshier

WE NEED PARTICIPANTS!! TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS! GET BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED!!! Cash prizes for participants have been donated by Community State Bank again! We want AS MANY windows LIVE as possible for our community!!!

Downtown Christmas Tree Activities: Project Lead: Tracy Brookshier & Brittany Henke

Stan Schwartz had the great idea to sell ornaments for people to decorate and put on our downtown tree once it is up. BG Times and Full Throttle Nutrition will be the pickup/purchase spot for these. ALSO THE BIKES FROM SANTAS ELVES ARE COMING BACK! Brittany said she has already had people and businesses interested in helping and our secret elf from last year said he has lots of bike ready to go!

ALL of these activities will be posted on the EVENT FB PAGE!!!!


We cleaned up inactive admins from our facebook page. Myself, Brittany Henke and Christina Orf will be the admins to our facebook page going forward.

Tracy Brookshier – Chairperson – 314-971-5886

Next Meeting! Thursday, November 4th, 2020 @ 5PM