On Saturday September 30th, more than 300 members of the Seneca county community enjoyed the Tiffin Pumpkin Stroll, hosted by Simply Susan’s. Those that participated walked around beautiful Downtown Tiffin, collecting pumpkin-themed treats at local businesses. Business involved included:
If you missed the Pumpkin Stroll, there’s a similar event in spring! On the Chocolate Walk, guests will collect sweet treats as they make their way through downtown Tiffin. More information will be provided closer to the event.
Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz is pleased by the outcome. “In this situation, running out of money is a good sign; it means more people are investing in downtown Tiffin and improving the look and historic quality of our community,” he said.
The Façade Enhancement Program was established in September of 2014. Since then, the City of Tiffin has invested $250,000 in 38 projects, for a total reinvestment in downtown revitalization of nearly $1.2 million.
The Antique Warehouse, located at 56 East Perry Street, applied for the grant to assist with a $40,000 roof replacement project. The owner was awarded $9,783 in matching funds, the balance remaining in the Façade fund for 2016.
Mayor Montz expressed his support for the continuation of the program in 2017. “We already have a list of interested property owners for next year and, budget allowing, the grant will return in 2017.”
About the Façade Enhancement Program
This City of Tiffin reimbursement grant program was started in 2014 and provides a 50 percent match of funds for eligible exterior improvements on residential and commercial structures within the downtown historic district, up to $10,000. Each building is eligible to receive up to $10,000 per calendar year. For more information, visit www.senecasuccess.com, search “Façade Enhancement”)
Started in 1983, the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio, which consistently ranks among the top communities nationally for economic development. Learn more about the great things going on in Tiffin and Seneca County at www.senecasuccess.com.
Local gallery to donate proceeds to art festival, scholarship
Local body and visual arts studio Red Raven Tattoo Gallery will host this Saturday the latest in a series of indie art shows highlighting the creative talents of up and coming local artists. This Saturday’s show will display 21 works in the skateboard art genre by 12 area artists.
The show will run 6 to 9 pm, auction off the pieces, and proceeds will benefit the scholarship of this year’s Tiffin Music and Art Festival(June 12-13). In addition, 125 other art works will be on display and for sale. Separate donations to the TMAF Scholarship will also be accepted.
Tiffin’s vibrant arts scene is beginning to become more well known. Other arts offerings in Tiffin include: