Located in the heart of our downtown Norton Kansas, State Street, our Main Street, is a busy hub of traffic for retail and city services. Efforts to beautify, renovate, and revitalize this area are on-going. Norton Pride and the beautification committee members work tirelessly to maintain flowerpot containers with seasonal decor that adorn the sidewalk corners. Norton is the county seat and thusly has many county residents who travel to do business in our downtown. With recent renovation of several downtown business buildings this historic district is taking shape to meet the needs of our town for the years to come. We have just completed a signage project and have a long range plan to include updating lighting and benches to foster not only a more welcoming atmosphere but a more functioning one as well. I thank you for the opportunity to share our dream with you and thank you for considering our community project for this gift.