Earlier this month I joined the People of Zionsville for the Aesthetics of Zionsville (PZAZ) and members of the community for a tree dedication ceremony in memory of Lana Funkhouser, one of Zionsville’s greatest civic leaders. When we look around us at our beautiful town – the tree-lined streets, the uniqueness and historic charm of the village and the preservation of greenery – we have Lana to thank. It was my honor to be part of this dedication and to celebrate Lana’s many contributions to our community. While you're walking or biking the Big-4 Rail Trail, take a moment to find Lana Funkhouser's tree and plaque right off the Town Hall plaza.
In other exciting news, Zionsville’s Community Enrichment Grant Committee awarded the first round of grants to local non-profits. Seven non-profits were awarded grants with a total of $99,100 infused into the community. These grants will add capacity to organizations deeply rooted in our community to enable them to further their mission in our community. Funding will go toward a diverse mix of projects that promote Zionsville – there is funding for public art, equipping HMMPL new bookmobile, an irrigation line, the first two phases of an updated historic report, community-wide events, novel initiatives at the farmers market and investing in the economic engine of Zionsville.
I look forward to seeing you around town this month and at the Zionsville Farmers' Market, one of my favorite summer traditions that is returning back to the bricks on May 22.