Since the recession in 2008 we have fought back hard to gain new businesses and revitalize our downtown. New Apartments just opened up and are already filled. We have added 7 new businesses with 2 more scheduled to open in 2019. Our annual Apple Festival in September draws right at 100,000 visitors to our small 6700 population city. Our facades are beautiful and being on 2 major highways, US 6 and State Road 19, we are the center of Northern Indiana and a cross section of the Midwest. We have multiple events downtown to help our merchants thrive. No where else that I am aware of do you have the Amish and English working together on boards to better your Main Street. We are proud to be able to work with the Amish and have them have a voice in our community. If we win, we would not only throw a party for our community, we would use the money to continue to beautify our Main Street. New Awnings, signage, planters, lighting, could all be done with the winnings.