TERRE HAUTE —
Park to replace old Sullivan elementary school
Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb announced Tuesday that the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs approved the city’s request for funding to assist in the demolition and cleanup of the old Central Elementary School location in downtown Sullivan.
The proposal was approved for the full grant request of $441,000. The community will receive an award date and a grant agreement in the next few weeks.
“The cleanup of Central School is the first step in creating an area in the heart of Sullivan for all citizens to appreciate,” Lamb said. “Each day we are proving that things can happen when everyone does their part and takes time to care about our city.”
Lamb said he and his administration have made the Central School cleanup project a focus of the City’s Hometown Pride Restoration Initiative. Last spring the mayor hosted an ice cream social on the property to get citizens involved.
“This is so much more than just a demolition project,” Lamb said. “This is an opportunity for everyone to be a part of a newborn spirit of community, a new beginning for Sullivan pride.”
The mayor said demolition of the Central School could be completed by late spring 2013.
“I would like to thank all of the citizens who wrote letters to the state about the value of this project,” Lamb said. “It is great to partner with the state on this important economic development project for our City. I thank the state for their support of our community.”
Mulching volunteers needed Saturday
TREES Inc. needs volunteers on Saturday to help mulch newly planted trees on South Fourth Street.
Anyone wishing to help should show up at Fourth and Deming streets at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
The mulching is a joint project between the City of Terre Haute and TREES Inc.