September 11, 2023 at 6:40 a.m.

A Note of Gratitude from Main Street of Hope

By Jenni Richards, president of Main Street of Hope

Main Street of Hope would like to extend a huge Thank You to all who participated in the first-ever Trash Clean-up Day that was held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 9.

Jason Eckart was able to get two 40-yard dumpsters donated from Waste Management. Shawn Thayer helped sort scrap metal, took tires to recycle, and donated his time, expertise and gas to make this happen. He will be taking all collected metal to the scrap yard and collected tires to recycling. All monies received will be used to recycle the tires. Leftover funds will be donated to Main Street of Hope.

In the Main Street District, volunteers were able to pull weeds, clean debris off sidewalks, washdown the metal plaques on the planters, strip and varnish the town benches, repair and paint the bandstand and power wash the sidewalks in front of the businesses.

It was certainly a successful event and one Main Street hopes to continue in the years to come.

Main Street would like to recognize the volunteers who came out and made this a success.

List of Volunteers:


        C.A. Miller Construction
        Randy Stainbrook
        Majors True Value

Main Street District

        Normans Funeral Home
        Ted Mil
        WILLow LeaVes of Hope
        Wiseman Washing
        Jessica Deckard
        Victoria Bechert
        Stacy Elliot from Cummins
        Vickie Tedder
        Butch Turner
        Nicole Miller

Recycling/Trash site

        Shawn Thayer
        Jason Eckart
        Jenni Richards
       Waste Management
       Julians Lawn Care and family
       Peter Begin
       Chris Hatton
       Mike Bechert
       Cummins employees (3)
       Rick Everroad
       David Clouse

Main Street would also like to send out a Thank you to HSJ Online for helping get the word out to the residents.

With Gratitude,
Main Street of Hope