Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

March 28, 2014

Sarah Robinson: A marvelous Main Street - March 2014

By Sarah Robinson
Daily News

---- — It’s time to spring clean downtown!

Main Street Greensburg and Go Greensburg, Keep it a Cleansburg need volunteers for the Saturday, April 5 cleanup of the city.

We will start downtown at the gazebo on the Courthouse lawn at 9 a.m. and move to various locations around the city from there. If you are bringing a large group, please let us know ahead of time; otherwise, just meet us there. Come out and help us keep our city clean!

Coming up this month with Main Street Greensburg is the Final Winter Farmers’ Market of the season. It will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12 in the City Hall Gym. At last month’s market, we had delicious baked goods, jams, handmade craft items and fresh eggs!

You can expect the same this month with the inclusion of meat. In conjunction with the market, the Junk in the Trunk event will open their season in the City Hall parking lot. If you wish to be a Junk in the Trunk vendor, contact Sharon Herbert at (812) 663-6970 or Judy Imel at (812) 662-7158 to register. This is a great opportunity to come out and do some pre-Easter shopping! WIC/SNAP credits are accepted at all our markets.

Everyone, fire up your engines… well sort of. We are gearing up for our annual Fisher 5 Mile Big Wheel Race. It will be held on May 17 on the square and will begin at 3 p.m. Registration is $50 per team and forms can be found the on the events page of our website, or by contacting me. Team space is limited, so be sure to get your form in early!

We have a couple new businesses opening up this month on the square. American Family Insurance will be joining us April 1 at 127 N Broadway Street and The Little Red Chair, a new and used furniture store, opens today at 110 E. Washington Street. Be sure to stop in and see them once they open!

If you or anyone you know is looking to open up a business downtown or relocate their business to downtown, Main Street should be your first point of contact. We offer a variety of incentives, both financial and technical, and can also put you in contact to others who provide assistance and incentives as well.

As always, Main Street Greensburg has apparel ($10 to $25), Reflections… The History of Decatur County book ($40) and commemorative benches ($1,500) for sale. Apparel and books can be purchased at the Farmers’ Markets, in our office and now, online! Contact me for more information on sponsoring a bench for downtown.

For Main Street updates, follow us on Facebook (Main Street Greensburg), Twitter (@MainStGburg) and our website www.mainstreetgreensburg.com. Be sure to check out our monthly online newsletter and always feel free to contact us at execdirector@mainstreetgreensburg.com or by phone at (812) 222-0037 if you can have any questions.

We greatly appreciate your support!

Sarah Robinson is executive director of Main Street Greensburg. She writes a monthly column for the Daily News.