Nichole Hannahs

Cheering Up the Downtown

by Nichole Hannahs on June 12, 2013 at 6:53 am

Those traveling into the downtown will see a beautiful site once work is complete.

The John McIntire Library recently removed some trees on the 5th Street side of the building that were over 20 years old. The trees were sick and others dead. The removal left the library in need of landscaping for the space. Thanks to the Daybreak Rotary the area is changing.

The organization presented the library with a $2,000 grant.

"I hear a lot of people say I know where Zanesville is, I’ve been through there. Well we want them to stop and the way to get them to stop is to have a beautiful place for them to visit," said Daybreak Rotary President Dr. Paul Brown.

The work being done by Stackhouse Landscaping will allow the space to be a colorful attraction three seasons of the year.

"I think it’s going to be beautiful," said Director of the Muskingum County Library System Sandi Plymire. "It’s going to become more beautiful over the next 2 to 3 years as the things that have been planted out there grow and mature."

The Rotary’s environmental committee picks a project every year to fund.