Weiser Main Street works to clean up State St.

Shown above are members of the Main Street Weiser Board, The Leo Club, and several business and community volunteers that helped clean up State Street on Saturday, June 1, making the area even nicer for visitors and residents as they visit downtown. Back row, left to right, is Candace Elder, Heidi Williams, Kenzie Strasser, Hailey Eames, Rick Estes, Jeff Hafer, Leo Supervisor Cherie Marvin, John Stuart, Terri Fritts, Layna Hafer, Ricci Storelli, Melanie Hickey, and Christina Stanley. Front row, left to right, is Casey Hopkins, Addi Anderson, and Camden Ward. Photo courtesy of Main Street Weiser.
Philip A. Janquart
Main Street Weiser administrators and volunteers came together on Saturday to clean up the streets in Weiser – literally.
 Men, women, and youth wore reflective vests as they marched through downtown with brooms, leaf blowers, and weed eaters, all in an attempt to make the area more appealing to visitors and residents alike.
 “Main Street Weiser Board, The Leo Club, and several business and community volunteers spent the morning on State Street sweeping cobwebs off store fronts, sweeping sidewalks, cleaning the drain grates, and cleaning up weeds,” said Main Street Weiser Chair Melanie Hickey. “This is our kickoff project to help get the word out about who we are and help the businesses with a little spruce up of our downtown corridor.”
 The group recently spent time surveying downtown business owners and asking them what they thought the downtown area needed and what could be utilized better to help downtown thrive. Main Street Weiser hopes to take the information from the surveys and come up with a project they can start on.
 “Once we compile the information from the surveys, the top identified projects will be addressed as to funding requirements, construction and logistical opportunities, and ease of implementation,” Hickey said. “One of the benefits of creating Main Street Weiser was to access funding only available to Main Street non-profits for the purpose of revitalizing downtowns. The board is starting with State Street and will be adding blocks to the east and west of State as they develop the Main Street organization. There has already been valuable input collected from the business survey.”
 She added, “Thank you to Ridley’s for supplying refreshments for the volunteers.”


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