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Donations still needed for downtown corner sidewalk granite inlays

An example of the granite inlays that will be placed on corner sidewalks in downtown Park Rapids is shown above.

Granite inlays of Hubbard County's lakes will be added to the sidewalks as part of the downtown Main Avenue revitalization project.

The plan is to have 16 four-by-four-foot laser-cut marble and granite mosaic inlays installed at each corner of Main Avenue intersections.

The lake inlays will run from Highway 34 south to 5th Street, each representing one of the more prominent lakes in Hubbard County.

Sponsors are being sought for 14 of them at an anticipated cost of $2,500, with a minimal maintenance fee under consideration. The city has agreed to fund two of them. At the last Main Avenue project meeting it was announced that 10 donors had stepped forward already.

The Downtown Revitalization Steering Committee, chaired by Ellis Jones, is spearheading the initiative.

The cornerstone inlays may be purchased in memory or in honor of an individual or family. Businesses, organizations or lake associations may serve as a sponsor.

The lake name will appear in the upper left, the donor on the bottom right.

Next Innovations in Walker developed the conception.

For more information on the project, or to purchase, contact Ellis Jones at 237-7777.