Representatives from local businesses on Main Street were granted permission from the Big Spring Councilmembers on Tuesday night to seek donations for the upgrades to Main Street.
According to Lori Henry and Michelle Hamlin, Co-Chairs for the Main Street Beautification Project, the mission of their project is to beautify Main Street from 3rd St. to 1st St. to provide a cleaner, safer shopping and entertainment experience for both residents and visitors, with a long-term vision to be a like a Fredricksburg experience. They also advised council members that in addition to beautification, the renovations will greatly reduce the ongoing expense for the City for plant maintenance and trash cleanup, as well as reduced utility expense for watering.
Funds raised will cover the following projects:
Artificial Turf in planters without trees
Wrapping tree trunks with LED lights
Purchase planter pots for turf areas
Flags for each small business
Their goal is to have the projects completed by November 15, 2020.