By Sue Moore
South County Community Services and Generous Hands, Inc. have been gaining in strength by working closely to provide services for their clients. To further that effort the two nonprofits are moving to a new location on Spruce Street in a building that housed the Long Branch restaurant. The move is scheduled for late June and early July. When completed it will mean that clients will have easy access to both groups services with one intake person to serve them rather than having to visit both places and repeat the request for service. It’s a good move for everyone and will ultimately benefit the community by this alliance.
United Way Applications
The greater Vicksburg community stepped up in 2017 and donated over $22,000 to United Way. The local committee that decides who should receive these monies is asking nonprofits who are serving the youth, seniors or special needs people to get their application in right away as they will be deciding on the allocation of dollars in June. Contact Fawn Callen via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The sudden death of Brennan Hamilton, a high school senior in Vicksburg, was a reminder of how fragile life is, especially when we get behind the wheel. His buddies on the lacrosse team showed their respect during their tournament game on May 29 by inscribing “Ham” on their helmets as they were defeated by one of the best lacrosse teams in the state.
The estimated census for Michigan in 2017 is out and shows that again, Vicksburg is the fastest growing village in the state and Texas Township one of the fastest growing in the county. This bodes well for the many new businesses that have started up in the village. It’s been fun to watch the heavy-duty work taking place at the old Krum-Hallam building at 343 W. Prairie in Vicksburg. It is getting a major facelift and when completed, will be a much more attractive entrance to people driving into the village.
Downtown Picnic in the Village
Already newcomers are making an impact in downtown Vicksburg. Veronica Levin wasted little time in demonstrating her desire to make things happen, once she and her family purchased a building on S. Main Street. She was the sparkplug to organize a Picnic in the Village on Friday, June 1. Her goal was to have an open house at her new store and at the same time, get the various businesses to pull together to put on a fun time for customers who could come to each store and have a bite to eat. She has brought new energy and spark to downtown.
At the same time, Vicksburg Land Development was planning a movie night for June 1 behind the former Hill’s Pharmacy in the parking lot. It made for lots of positive activity all day long in Vicksburg.