Rotary learns of Main Street Wilmington projects


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Main Street Wilmington Executive Director Darcy Reynolds — who is also a member of the Wilmington AM Rotary Club — spoke about Main Street Wilmington to the Wilmington Rotary Club which meets at noon via Zoom on Mondays.

Reynolds said the schedule of events is returning as we return to normalcy after the pandemic. Quality of life is the goal of Main Street Wilmington for residents and visitors.

Reynolds stated that the Third Friday event will be scheduled in August, due to the Rock the Block event scheduled in July. Reynolds said that Rock the Block brings thousands of visitors.

In September, Main Street Wilmington has scheduled the Art and Soul event, followed by a Beer Rally in conjunction with Octoberfest. Reynolds also said that HoliDazzle is scheduled for the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

The Wine Walk this year has 18 wine stops and numerous food stops. Tickets for this event are limited, so it’s important for patrons to obtain their tickets as soon as possible.

Reynolds stated that Main Street Wilmington was successful in their board recruitment with seven new members, which gives the board a new and vigorous prospective for its objectives.

She said the following projects are on the drawing board: An expanded tour of downtown wilmington; an open house on rental space and building availability; and transformation of the empty lot on Sugartree Street, making it available for businesses and families with picnic tables and a well-lit gathering space. Planning for this space will include volunteer sessions. One thought was for donation of the picnic tables which could be personalized for use in the space.

Reynolds stated this space will be a good accompaniment to the downtown DORA — Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area. Reynolds said that Wilmington DORA is fortunate to have this since only 42 areas in Ohio have this designation.

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