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Downtown

Friday, July 29, 2011

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George Anderson
Has everybody seen the new "Downtown Kennett: Welcome" sign that was recently installed? Personally, I think it looks great.

The deep brick red color matches nicely with the earth tone scheme that has been suggested for the downtown renovations.

The sign is just another step in the right direction for the revitalization of Downtown Kennett, along with the building renovations that have already taken place, as well as the ones that will be completed in the future.

Downtown Kennett is coming alive again. Congratulations to Sara Graves, executive director of the Kennett Downtown Revitalization Program, for helping push the area in the right direction.

Keep up the good work.

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Business After Hours

Tuesday evening, I, along with several other Chamber members, gathered at Southern Bank for the second incarnation of "Business After Hours."

Thanks to John Robertson and staff for hosting the event and helping to get Chamber members together for a little socialization.

These events are helping to bring members closer together and strengthening the Chamber's core.

Speaking of strengthening the Chamber's core, I recently spoke to Meg Benson, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, who said she is planning some changes to the annual Chamber Banquet, which will take place late summer/early fall. Benson said she hopes her plans will bring a more lively and fun event for the membership.

I know I'm looking forward to attending.

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Congratulations

to former Kennett residents, and my personal friends, Tony and Rachel Busch, who currently reside in Piggott, Ark.

The couple welcomed their first child into the world at 3:20 p.m., Thursday afternoon. A 5 pound 15 ounce little girl named Emma Grace.

I know there are some happy grandparents scattered around Kennett who will now be spending a little more time in Arkansas.

George Anderson is the managing editor of the Daily Dunklin Democrat.

George Anderson
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