Shenandoah, Schuylkill County -- The mission and vision of the revitalization group Downtown Shenandoah Inc. is to return downtown Shenandoah to "an active pedestrian-oriented business district that will promote and sustain further economic, cultural and civic growth within the borough. The group also strives to stimulate economic development by encouraging cooperation and building leadership in the business community and to develop a marketing strategy for the area. Members hope the efforts will provide an improved retail mix, strengthen the tax base and increase investor confidence. The ultimate goal is to promote a unified, quality image of downtown Shenandoah as a center of goods and services and to create an attractive, coordinated visual impression of Shenandoah through facade improvements, streetscape and historic preservation of our existing buildings."
The group's motto is "Return to Prominence."
DSI meets at 5:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in its downtown center, 116 N. Main St.
For more information or to volunteer to help the revitalization effort, contact Mary Luscavage, DSI's Main Street Program manager, at 570-462-2060.
Valerie E. Macdonald is the DSI president and Karen Kenderdine is vice president/treasurer.
Any individual, business or organization wishing to contribute monetarily to the effort should contact the downtown center, stop by during regular hours or mail contributions to: Downtown Shenandoah Inc., 116 N. Main St., Shenandoah, PA 17976.
DSI has resumed its monthly soup sale fundrasiers at the downtown center. The sales are held beginning at 10 a.m. the second Thursday of the month and feature a variety of soups.
To order in advance, call the downtown center at the aforementioned phone number. Proceeds go toward DSI's ongoing downtown revitalization effort.