The members of the Hotchkiss Chamber of Commerce's Downtown Improvement Team invites anyone interested in helping with the planting of flowers on Bridge Street on the morning of Saturday, May 5th, to meet at the pavilion next to the Creamery Arts Center at 9 a.m. For more information or to confirm that you are participating please call Mary Hockenbery at 872-3448.
This day will also be a great opportunity to meet new people and old friends and to spend time in downtown Hotchkiss, brainstorm a little, dig in the dirt, enjoy a spring day and come up with additional ideas of how the streetscape can be improved.
The flower planting is sponsored by the Town of Hotchkiss, the Hotchkiss Community Chamber of Commerce and North Fork 2020 Heart and Soul, along with contributions of time and supplies from many individuals. Special thanks goes to Nancy Hassett for planter donations.
The Hotchkiss Chamber also thanks Ruth of High Country Gardens of Rogers Mesa for all of her help in the planning for providing flowers and planting supplies.
A Downtown Improvement survey will also be available by the Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials weekend May 11-13. Anyone interested in an easy way to include your thoughts, ideas and opinions in the planning for the future of downtown Hotchkiss is encouraged to pick up and/or return a copy of the survey at Hotchkiss Town Hall, Hotchkiss Public Library, Creamery Arts Center or the First State Bank. It will also be available for downloading on the Hotchkiss Chamber website: www.hotchkisschamber.com.
The planting of the flowers is a first visible step in putting together the parts of a five-year Downtown Improvement project that may include construction of permanent masonry planters downtown, street safety improvements such as sidewalk repair/construction, curb extensions and the planting of additional trees or the building of shade shelters. Beautifying downtown is also aimed at encouraging economic development in the central core area.
The eventual completed plan, which primarily will be focused on the traditional downtown area, will also address the entire Highway 92/133 corridor within the town.blog comments powered by Disqus