Kathy Phipps, with the town council, suggested Christmas decorations or old fashioned street poles be added to the town. She mentioned she liked what the town of Walton does during the holidays.
With the intersection of two highways in town, others mentioned having curb appeal would help draw people to stop.
Deanna Durham said a walking or biking trail would create a safer place for children to bike and would give people a place to run.
“The town has a lot of potential,” Durham said.
Crispen said she thought the meeting was well attended and expects to get additional ideas from people who will go home and think of something they wanted to share.
“It happens every time,” Crispen said. “Someone will think of something else and then will contact us.”
Money raised at the meeting will go into the existing Galveston community fund that was established in 2008. The foundation’s board members will create a project list, then go from there.
“I think it made a lot of people aware of what’s available,” Gunnell said about the meeting. Osenbaugh agreed and said it was nice for members of the community foundation to come out.
“I appreciate everyone coming out,” Crispen said for the foundation’s part. “I think it’s indicative of living in a small community. People want the community to look nice and it’s hard for small communities to make it happen as a group. We want to help.”
Amie Sites is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project ideas from Galveston residents • Fixing sidewalks • Adding a small park to the east side of town • Creating a biking/hiking trail • Getting Christmas decorations or banners • Having more library programs • Adding handicap-accessible parking in the park • Creating a veterans' memorial area Have an idea to add? If you're a Galveston resident with an idea for the Cass County Community Foundation, you can call the foundation at 574-722-2200.