Friday, April 29, 2011

Wellsville Revitalization Committee Looking Forward

The Wellsville Revitalization Committee (WRC) has been meeting to make plans for the year with various activities and promotions. On top of the list is the completion of the floodwall murals. There are only a couple of panels left open. Started a few years ago all the completed panels have been painted by artist Gina Hampson of Gina's Burningbrush. The project has proven to be successful in attracting visitors to town.

Once completed there will be a dedication ceremony followed by a fall festival with live entertainment and other attractions. That is tentatively set for early October in the Save-A-Lot parking lot.

In keeping with their pledge to help promote local businesses, members of the committee loaned a hand to Henry Nemenz and ran a hot dog sale as part of a sales promotion recently held at the Wellsville Save-A-Lot store. Shown in the picture are committee members Beverly Hentzell, Connie Carmichael, Mary Lynn Hunter, Save-A-Lot Store Manager Ric Holt and Candy Bangor. As a way of saying thanks Mr. Nemenz offered to allow the WRC hold future hot dog sales at that location for their fund raising efforts. The next one is planned for Friday, May 6, with hot dogs, pizza, baked goods, pop and water at a very reasonable prices. The sale will run from 12 noon to 7 PM.

Also on the agenda is the September City Wide Yard Sale. Started by Nunzio Lombardozzi of the now defunct Fix-up/Clean-up Committee, it has grown and became hugely popular over the years. With Mr. Lombardozzi's blessings the WRC stepped in to continue the annual tradition. The date for that is planned for Saturday, September 17.

Still in the early planning stages is the November auction. Anyone wishing to make donations for this fund raiser can drop them off at Air Waves on Main St.

Through the generosity of Center Pharmacy owner Joe Amaismeier the WRC will soon have use of the Center Pharmacy billboard to promote their shop local campaign. The campaign is designed to encourage area residents to keep their spending dollars in the Wellsville area and support local businesses. For every $1 dollar spent in Wellsville at least 45 cents stays here. The billboard will encourage local residents to shop Wellsville first for all your pharmacy needs, groceries, dining out and other needs. That billboard is located at 3rd & Lisbon Streets. Since buying the business in 2003 Amaismeier has always been one of the first to step up to the plate supporting the Wellsville community.

Anyone wanting more information about the WRC or their projects can call Connie at 330-532-9064.

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