Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


April 22, 2014

Chamber bringing Colts Fan Fest to Greensburg

GREENSBURG – A potentially dangerous rural intersection, the results of the county’s bridge inventory project, and a planned downtown event featuring members of the Indianapolis Colts were the main topics at Monday’s meeting of the Decatur County Commissioners.

In a move sure to spur attention in the downtown area, the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce received approval from the commissioners Monday to use the south side of the courthouse square for an Indianapolis Colts Fan Fest slated for June.

Pending later approval by the Greensburg Board of Works, that location will welcome fans downtown to interact with Colts players and cheerleaders who will sign autographs and meet with fans from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12.

The event will also include football activities for children as part of the NFL’s “Play 60” initiative. A live band is also expected to perform.

Chamber executive director Jeff Emsweller said he’s spoken with Greensburg Chief of Police Stacy Chasteen, Greensburg Fire Chief Scott Chasteen and Street Commissioner Mark Klosterkemper about the venture, and all three were in favor.

The event will impact parking on the south side of the square and a portion of the west side of the square that evening.

Emsweller said Greensburg is one of only three destinations for this year’s Colts Fan Fest, the others being Fort Wayne and Louisville, Ky. The fan fest will include “Colts in Motion,” a traveling museum of the football franchise’s long history.

Another downtown draw was presented to the commissioners by Main Street Greensburg executive director Sarah Robinson who received permission to use the parking lot at Franklin and Main for “Junk in the Trunk” sales beginning in May. The sales will serve as a follow-up to the afternoon farmer’s market and is intended to keep patrons downtown until the start of the “Second Friday Movie on the Lawn” at dusk.

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