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DWP plans façade event

March 19, 2014

During a November meeting, Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership Board President Judie Presar held up a sign which building and property owners were able to display to signify participation in the first-round of the Downtown Façade Improvement Program. (Staff photo/File)

This Saturday, the Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP) is hosting an informational meeting regarding the Facade Improvement Program.

The meeting will start at 9 a.m. at the Eagles building located at 25 E. Auglaize St. and breakfast will be available for purchase for those interested.

Chairman of the Façade Improvement Program, Sue Siesel said the primary focus of the program is to maintain some of the qualities downtown Wapakoneta has to offer.

“The focus of this program is to kind of maintain the historical integrity of the buildings in downtown Wapakoneta,” Siesel said. “In doing so, of course, that not only supports the historic value of our downtown, but also helps support the economic growth of Wapakoneta.”

After years of research and preparation the program began last year. The 2013 program resulted in approximately $40,000 of improvements to properties downtown.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, March 19 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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