Main Street Greenville is proud to announce their newest project, The Hometown Heroes Banner Program. This program was created to pay tribute to the brave men and women in Greenville who are serving, have served, or have given their life to our country in the United States Armed Forces. The Hometown Heroes banners will be displayed on street lamps in Downtown Greenville from June 20th - September 20th to both celebrate and remind the community of their dedication to our country. Each banner will be in honor of a specific service person and will include their name, branch of service, years of service, and photo.
“Main Street Greenville has had a program for keeping downtown banners vibrant and current for many years,” said Crysta Hutchinson, Executive Director of Main Street Greenville. “When we heard suggestions from some community members that we may be able to use this program to honor local service members we began researching how other organizations in our area and across the country have administered similar projects. We are very proud to be facilitating this program as a way to honor local military members right here in our traditional downtown.”
Individuals can be nominated for participation in the program by friends or family members. An application form and policies for participation can be found on the Main Street Greenville website at www.mainstreetgreenville.org/hometown-heroes-banner-program. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis by the Main Street Greenville selection committee. Once the application is verified and supplemental materials for the banner have been received, MSG will notify the applicant of the final approval and create the banner. The location of the banner and installation will then be determined and carried out by the City of Greenville.
The banners will be displayed from June 20th - September 20th. After Veterans Day, the banner will be removed and returned to the person who made the application. Please note that slots are limited and only 93 banners are able to be displayed. Once the first 93 applications have been received the online form will automatically stop accepting responses. If you are not able to submit your Hometown Hero for the 2018 season Main Street Greenville will be accepting applications again in 2019.
The Hometown Heroes Banners are funded through donations. The cost of each banner is $200. Sponsorships and donations will be used to assist families who would like to take part in this program and cannot afford to pay the cost of the banner production. You can sponsor a specific banner/veteran or simply donate funds to be used as needs arise. In order to sponsor a specific veteran an application form must have been received for their participation in this program. If no application was received for the designated individual, sponsorship funds will be used where needed. Sponsors will be listed on the Main Street Greenville website as a program sponsor/donor during the year you contributed. To sponsor a banner, please visit the Main Street Greenville website for instructions.
The Hometown Heroes Banner Program is administered by the Main Street Greenville Design Committee and banners are created by Nealeigh Design Group. Additional details and policies can be found on the Main Street Greenville website.
“Main Street Greenville board members are excited to support this worthwhile banner program that honors our community veterans, “ said Peggy Schultz, MSG Board President. “We believe that the Hometown Heroes Banner Program is the perfect opportunity to honor those who either gave or currently give to make our country and local community safe for us to enjoy. Thank you for not only nominating a veteran but also for donating to the program so we may honor as many nominees as possible.”
Main Street Greenville is a non-profit organization that supports downtown Greenville, Ohio through stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth. Learn more about the organization on their website, www.mainstreetgreenville.org, or follow them on social media. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-548-4998.