Beautification

The Beautification category focuses on efforts to showcase the character of each community.

Identified Goals:

  • Restore and develop downtown Norton

  • Implement county-wide tree planting program

  • Develop upgraded infrastructure plan for roads, sidewalks, curbs and other city utilities

  • Upgrade and improve trash and recycling cans

  • Improve signage and promotion within the county

  • Repair downtown curbs and improve curb appeal

  • Clean up and beautify all city entrances

  • Utilize vo-tech students to redo or repair buildings

 

Grants Given Totaling $47,173.44:

  • Lenora PRIDE received a grant in 2015 to address safety hazards and beautification efforts on Main Street. 

  • City of Norton received a grant in 2015 to fund landscaping projects within the community.

  • Almena PRIDE received a grant in 2016 to erect a digital sign on the community buildings lawn to announce information and activities. 

  • Norton Magical Christmas received grants in 2016, 2017 and 2019 to provide festive decorations in downtown Norton to create Christmas magic. 

  • Norton PRIDE received a grant in 2017 to provide new signage and updated looks at city entrances. 

  • Lenora PRIDE received a grant in 2017 to place grave markers and flags at all veteran tombstones.  

  • Norton City/County Economic Development received a grant in 2017 for curbside appeal and improvements at the American Legion. 

  • Norton Flower Fund participated in the 2017 Norton County Community Foundation Match Day to support ongoing programs. 

  • Norton PRIDE participated in the 2017 Norton County Community Foundation Match Day to support ongoing programs. 

  • Norton Veterans Memorial Park participated in the 2017 Norton County Community Foundation Match Day to support ongoing programs.

  • Lenora PRIDE Flower Fund received grants in 2017 and 2018 to purchase necessary supplies for flower pots around town.

  • Norton Flower Fund received a grant in 2018 to purchase necessary supplies for flower pots around town. 

  • Almena PRIDE Flower Fund received a grant in 2018 to purchase necessary supplies for flower pots around town.

  • Lenora PRIDE and the City of Lenora received a grant in 2018 to replace signage for block areas at the Lenora Cemetery. 

  • Norton PRIDE participated in the 2018 Norton County Community Foundation Match Day to support ongoing programs. 

  • Norton Veterans Memorial Park received a grant in 2019 to provide ongoing program support. 

112 S. Kansas, Suite 308

Norton, Kansas 67654

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