Tribune staff reports

Brownstown/Ewing Main Street is planning to form a Brownstown beautification and hospitality group.

An exploratory meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at Dairy Queen.

Anyone with knowledge about landscaping and gardening and people who want to learn more about the group and its purpose may attend. Photographers and people who want to have fun and help promote Brownstown and Jackson County also may attend.

This group will become the official volunteer coordinators for future volunteer workdays to help with maintenance of Brownstown visitor area grounds. Several volunteer groups already have agreed to help with future projects.

Also, when in the future Brownstown becomes part of a bus tour program, volunteers will be needed to serve guests.

Brownstown/Ewing Main Street, a nonprofit organization, has been working with Indiana’s Historic Pathways since its early beginnings to increase tourism to Jackson County and Brownstown. Brownstown has several visitor attractions and will soon have two more when Heritage Park and Ewing Depot are completed.

Professional landscaping plans are ready for both sites.

Brownstown/Ewing Main Street believes the town of Brownstown has the necessary funds for the Heritage Park landscaping and volunteers lined up to do the work.

There still is a need for funding for benches, trash containers and a bike rack, and more pavers can be sold.

If you would like to help complete the park, send your tax-deductible donations to Brownstown Heritage Park, 200 W. Walnut St., Brownstown, IN 47220.

Funding is needed for the Ewing Depot landscaping. Tax-deductible donations may be sent to P.O. Box 75, Brownstown, IN 47220.

If you have questions, call chairwoman Linda McCormick at 812-358-2793.

If you go

What: Brownstown/Ewing Main Street exploratory meeting to form a Brownstown beautification and hospitality group

When: 7 p.m. Monday

Where: Dairy Queen, 115 W. Commerce St., Brownstown