Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Greencastle is a contender for Frontier's America's Best Communities recognition

Below is a post authored by Mayor Sue Murray: 

Can you win the “lottery” twice? That’s what folks in Greencastle were wondering as we celebrated our selection as one of the 50 quarter-finalists in Frontier’s America’s Best Communities competition. 

Our earlier “win” came in 2011 when we were awarded the first Stellar Communities grant by the state of Indiana, which has transformed our downtown and forged lasting connections with our community partners. 

That opportunity and this competition offered by Frontier both challenge small communities to work to be their best. Through community engagement and planning we seek to identify our strengths, challenges and opportunities to spawn economic development and to enhance our quality of life.  Here in Greencastle we will be working to identify how we enable and encourage our citizens to maximize their opportunities and sense of wellbeing. 

Community members enjoy the weekly Farmers' Markets on the square in our downtown.
Regardless of the outcome, we relish the chance to bring the community together with the assets we have and to magnify them so that current and potential community members see Greencastle as a place for them and their families to thrive. 

Thank you Frontier for putting out the challenge and for giving us the resources to continue to dream and plan for our future.

Greencastle youth enjoy the opening of our city's splash park.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Meet at the Market

Greencastle Farmer's Market (photo courtesy of Facebook)

The Greencastle Farmer’s Market is the place to be on Saturday mornings.  Each week, from 8 a.m. to Noon, you can find some of Central Indiana’s finest produce and handmade goods right here in our downtown.

To learn more about the market and what's available each week, visit their Facebook page. 

A young market-goer at Kids Day (photo courtesy of Facebook)