GREENVILLE - Amber Garrett from MainStreet Greenville spoke on Nov. 13 about the non-profit's mission and programs. The organization is one of 22 in Ohio and has been in existence since 1997. Not only do they sponsor many events throughout the year, such as the Farmers Market and First Fridays, but they also promote the look of the downtown and reach out to new businesses. The board and volunteers are unpaid with Amber's being the only paid position. One big annual event is the recent Holiday Horse Parade which takes place Nov. 23. It's in its 10th year and brings as many as 8,000 spectators.
Kiwanis is a local community service organization that meets for lunch every Wednesday at Chestnut Community Center at the Brethren Retirement Community. Interesting speakers on a variety of topics, from other community service organizations to local government officials, are presented to the group each week.
|Left, Kiwanis President Christina Chalmers, MainStreet Greenville Executive Director Amber Garrett.|