Kickstart Meeting To Discuss Tourism Trail Idea

RISON – The creation of a “tourism trail” and upcoming fall events will be among the subjects that will be discussed at a meeting of Kickstart Cleveland County on Thursday, Aug. 17, in the fellowship hall at Rison Baptist Church.

Activities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a public feedback meeting hosted by the Cleveland County Cooperative Extension Office. Kickstart Cleveland County is modeled on the Breakthrough Solutions community development program administered through the Extension Service.

The Kickstart Cleveland County meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the same location. Anyone interested in local community development is encouraged to attend.

“A lot of our local groups have been making headway on various projects and we thought it would be a good idea to have everyone come together to see what progress has been made and coordinate our fall activities,” said Britt Talent, a member of the Kickstart Cleveland County steering committee.

Talent said Friends of Pioneer Village at Rison, Kickstart Kingsland, Re-New-ing Edinburg and Rison Shine Downtown Development have all been actively pursuing various projects in addition to planning upcoming events:

  • Friends of Pioneer Village is in the process of completing “Phase II” of its renovations at the Pioneer Village. The Mt. Olivet Church and Mercantile building were renovated in Phase I while the McMurtrey House is the focus of Phase II. So far, the foundation to the McMurtrey House has been shored up and leaks in the roof have been repaired. The next step is replacing the windows and window frames.

To read the full article, see the August 9, 2017 print or e-Herald edition of The Herald.

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