Façade project finishing up

The $1 million Façade Rehabilitation project is coming to completion as the last of the 13 buildings are finishing up.  Ace Hardware and Muir Embroidery were two of the largest projects and the weather has allowed work to continue through the month of December.  Pinnacle Construction has been the general contractor with local sub-contracts with C & D Masonry of Rippey and Goodwin & Son of Jefferson.  Supplies for the projects have been purchased locally as much as possible.  Franks Design Group has been the architect for the project.  A Celebration Stroll was held on Nov. 13 even though the projects were not completed.

Jefferson Matters: Main Street has been chronicling the progress through Facebook posts.  An image gallery is located here on our website.  Click this link to view this gallery:

CDBG – Operation Facelift progress

This grant would not have been possible without the City of Jefferson and the City Council agreeing to match the $250,000 of the building owners involved in the project.  The City is looking to do a Phase 2 of Façade Renovations with building owners interested to talk to Peg Raney, Mike Palmer or Nick Sorensen by Jan. 22.

Special Christmas Event

The Promotion committee led by Angie Reese-Hueser brought Christmas to Jefferson in style on a cold evening with Santa & Mrs. Claus arriving in an antique firetruck from Grand Junction.  About 100 people enjoyed hot cocoa, cookies and picked up reindeer food for Christmas Eve.  Singers from Greene County High School sang carols and led all in the Snowy Pokey.  Thomas Jefferson Gardens had tags for people to write wishes and leave on their tree.  Glow sticks were given to all.  Santa & Mrs. Claus lit the community Christmas tree and the Sugar Plum Fairies from Prairie Blue Creative Arts danced around the tree.  Thanks to all who volunteered that evening and those who attended.