Night of 1,000 Cranes coming to Seymour

Seymour Main Street will host a Night of 1,000 Cranes, from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the former Knights of Pythias building, 103 N. Chestnut St., in downtown Seymour.

The event will be the last opportunity for Main Street members to view the Silver Sandhills of Seymour exhibit, featuring a display of 1,000 silver origami cranes created by artist Wendy Eiler.

There also will be a presentation from Scott Burgins, senior project manager from Strategic Development group, on information gathered for the recent Seymour economic development and downtown revitalization plan.

Any Seymour business or resident can sign up to be a member of Seymour Main Street by visiting Brandon Hunsley with the Jackson County Bank Trust Department. The organization works to plan, promote and preserve the historic downtown area and is made up of four committees: design, economic restructuring, organization and promotion.

Membership levels vary from $25 to $5,000 or more.

During the annual members event, guests will be served wine, beer or their favorite cocktails along with hor d’oevres with an Asian flair.

Musical entertainment will be provided by local violinists Eri and Shosei Ando.

Those who have volunteered during the crane exhibition and helped design the front window display along with partners from Muscatatuck Wildlife Refuge, Southern Indiana Center for the Arts, Jackson County Public Library and the Jackson County Visitor Center, will receive special recognition and thanks during the program.

All Seymour Main Street members, along with Dancing with the Seymour Stars participants, contributors and committee members and Silver Sandhill volunteers are also welcome to attend.

If you go

What: Night of 1,000 Cranes, annual Seymour Main Street Member event

Where: former Knights of Pythias building, 103 N. Chestnut St., in downtown Seymour.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3

For more information: Call Julie Huff, Seymour Main Street director, at 317-696-2635.

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January Rutherford is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. She can be reached at jrutherford@tribtown.com or 812-523-7069.