Ashland to dedicate downtown beautification marker

Staff report

Plans have been made to dedicate a Downtown Beautification Marker at a public ceremony set for Friday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. at the Main Street side of the PNC Park in the downtown Ashland.

The dedication event is open to the public and will include comments from a number of people, including Sandra Tunnell, executive director of Ashland Main Street; Scott Young, president and treasurer of Ashland Main Street board of directors; Rob Ward, co-chairman of Ashland Main Street Design Committee and Ashland Main Street board member; Rick and Kim Spreng, Bicentennial co-chairs; Scott Donley, Bicentennial sponsor; Ben and Kim Ferguson, Downtown Beautification donors; and Glen Stewart, mayor of the city of Ashland.

The granite stone marker, which will be installed in PNC Park, will list all of the donors who gave money for the benches, bike racks, trash containers and hanging baskets as part of the Ashland Bicentennial Celebration this year.

Ashland Main Street is sponsoring the event. Special guests invited to attend include all donors, the Ashland Main Street Design Committee, the Bicentennial Development Committee, Ashland Main Street’s board and membership, and the downtown building and business owners.

Staff report