In Downtown Russell Kansas you will find a Main Street full of great architecture. A local coffee shop, art gallery, and unique shops, all located downtown. The Historic Dream Theater, Post Office, and Waudby's buildings are also downtown - each with their own unique story to tell. All of our community festivals and celebrations take place downtown. One thing is certain, WE LOVE OUR DOWNTOWN - as it is the heart and soul of our community. It is where our history lives on. We are proud of our downtown but we are also aware our Main Street is in need of renovation with preservation as a focus. In 2017, a Downtown Revitalization committee was formed to begin the work of "re-imagining" the downtown area. The committee hosted numerous forums with the public and developed a plan. We are currently working to implement the plan in several phases, but we are painfully aware that time and funding are not on our side. As we prepare to celebrate 150 years in 2021 with Pairiesta, a celebration of history, heritage and culture taking place once every 10 years, we are focused on providing an extraordinary experience. If Downtown Russell, KS is awarded $25,000 we would utilize the money to create a one of a kind gathering place, known as Sunflower Market Square. The Market Square will jump start our revitalization by capitalizing our efforts, increasing our potential and improving the quality of life. As a rural city, it is our vision and mission to serve as the County's regional center. We will continue to be a community that is dedicated to family, friends and neighbors, where generations care for each other. We are ONE Russell, We are HOME.