Hometown Pride brought together more than 40 New Virginia residents for an ice cream social and community vision discussion. The participants talked about their ideas for how to improve their great community. The main ideas that came out of the discussion were:
- Clean-up the appearance of the community and improve first impressions. A few ideas for ways to do this were offered:
- Offer to help property owners clean-up their properties
- Improve entryways and add welcome signs
- Host a clean-up day
- Paint murals on the sides of buildings
- Plant flowers/flower baskets along street
- Market New Virginia and its assets to potential residents. Great community, easy access, low cost, etc.
- Add sidewalks and walking trails in the community.
- This will make our community more attractive
- Continuous sidewalks will be good for the parade and other community events.
- The City sidewalk code may need to be updated.
- Some of the older sidewalks are in disrepair and present a safety hazard
New Virginia Hometown Pride thanks the community for the great discussion. Our committee meets monthly to plan how we can act on these and other ideas.
We need your help to make these things happen! Would you like to help get one of these ideas off the ground? Contact us to learn how to volunteer for Hometown Pride.