Many gather to celebrate dedication of Churubusco Main Street project

May 20th, 2016

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May 19, 2016

Many gather to celebrate dedication of Churubusco Main Street project

Talk of the Town - Whitley County

A group of more than 40 gathered on May 4 in downtown Churubusco to attend a dedication ceremony for the recent Main Street Churubusco project. A ceremony was held near the turtle and new clock in downtown Churubusco where town councilman Frank Kessler addressed the crowd, offered remarks and thanked the many individuals who had been involved in the project. Former Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann also spoke about the ways Churubusco, like her hometown, had utilized the Indiana Main Street program to achieve revitalization and restoration in their downtown.

Whitley County Chamber executive director Doug Brown, who serves on the business development committee for the Churubusco Main Street organization, was among those in attendance.

"This project is a great testament to the difference a few people can make in the community. We all benefit from this," Brown said.

Utilizing a $400,000 grant, Churubusco Main Street was able to repair and redesign the streetscape in the historic downtown area of Churubusco. Projects included new sidewalks, an attractive new town clock, benches, streetscapes and more.


Above, members of the Churubusco Main Street Assocation celebrate the completion of a successful project. 

At left, Churubusco Town Councilman Frank Kessler provides opening remarks at the dedication ceremony. Town Clerk-Treasurer Madalyn Sade-Bartl stands nearby.

At bottom, a large crowd of leaders from across Whitley County gathered to observe the celebration.