Community Foundation offers $25,000 Main Street match grant - July 7 2010

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has pledged $25,000 for downtown beautification efforts - provided the community can raise $50,000 by September 15.

The $25,000 matching grant will help provide new benches, bike racks, flower pots and other amenities when Main Street re-opens later this year. Main Street has been closed since March for reconstruction, and is tentatively scheduled to re-open in late-October.

"As a foundation for the community, we believe it's critical that we continue to support downtown redevelopment," says Eileen Connolly-Keesler, President and CEO. "Local residents routinely emphasize the importance of beautification projects. These improvements will help make Main Street even more inviting, driving more traffic to local businesses."

To support downtown beautification efforts, please submit donations to the Main Street Beautification Fund, Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, 230 Ohio Street, Suite 100, Oshkosh WI 54902. You may also donate online at www.OshkoshAreaCF.org.

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization created by and for the people of Winnebago County, Waushara County, Green Lake County and Ripon. Through charitable giving, the Community Foundation strives to make our communities thrive. For more information, please call (920) 426-3993.

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