Hope Downtown still moving forward with Planned Projects

By Mark Ross

The Hope Downtown Network held their monthly meeting this past week. The main topic on the agenda was the up coming planned Legacy Dinner.

The dinner will be held at the Downtown Pavilion (The HUB). It is being scheduled for October 5th. There will be a limited amount of tickets (100) available for $50.00 each and will consist of a catered meal, coffee bar, entertainment and a surprise or two.

There will also be a live and silent auction at the dinner. During the discussion it was revealed there is already a live musical cruise featuring groups from the 50s/60s and a getaway at Coulter Farmstead being auctioned off.

Barb Noble is the chairperson for the Legacy Dinner. Ms. Noble has chaired numerous non-profit gala events over the past 17 years. She has had successes with galas having net profits between $2,000 to $100,000.

“We are calling the dinner a Legacy Dinner as the proceeds will go towards leaving a Legacy for our children and grandchildren,” according to Downtown Network President Bob Erwin.

He said items that have been tossed around to be financed with the proceeds, are a possible downtown pocket park, bronze statues and murals.

If interested in giving items to be auctioned or information concerning the Legacy Dinner, please call Barb Noble at 303-517-1075.

Other projects the Downtown Network has worked on includes placing new red trash receptacles and benches throughout downtown. They have also been painting all the downtown light poles black, painted the remainder of the old Capital Hotel and are currently remodeling a building that has been donated to them. They have also received grants that have helped improve other businesses downtown.

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