Our work is guided by our mission: the beautification, clean up, cultural development and general improvement of life in Greencastle, Indiana. Our current work focuses on the following:
Increasing the number of murals throughout the city. Our first mural, “Greencastle Blossoms” was a community collaboration with Eitel’s & Co. Florist. A vibrant, two-story tall collection of flowers can be seen on the north side of the florist’s building on Vine Street. More murals are in the works, stay tuned!
Planting trees. The Civic League has a long history of planting trees, with many planted at Big Walnut Sports Park in honor of long-time Civic League member Joanne Haymaker. We have also worked with the local primary schools to plant trees at the two schools. Over the past two years we have planted 28 trees native to Indiana as part of the state’s bicentennial celebration.
Ensuring we have a clean city. We regularly clean parts of Veteran’s Highway in the spring and fall. We also collaborate with others to clean parts of the city during the annual Earth Day celebrations in April. When the county fair parade is over, you’ll see women of the Civic League working with others to clean the streets.
Celebrating music and community through ParkFest, the summer concert series. ParkFest has been in existence for more than two decades and continues to improve every year. In recent years, we’ve added more acts as well as food vendors and bounce houses. As such, our audience size has grown and we continue to celebrate music and community. The series is free and open to the public.
We support other organizations for the general improvement of Greencastle. We have had past successes fundraising for the development of the Emerald Palace at Robe-Ann Park and the Bob York Memorial Splash Park, among other things. With this success, we work to help other organizations that align with our general mission make Greencastle a more enjoyable place to live. Recently, we collaborated with the DePauw University School of Music to support the strings program, making violins and lessons available to local school-children. We anticipate helping other organizations with educational goals also develop their programs and meet their goals.
All of our work is done with the generous support of donors, both businesses and individuals. For more information on how you can support our work or get involved, please contact us!