Meyersdale Area Merchants Association had their end of the year membership drive mixer. New officers were voted on and have now assumed their new roles. They are planning a Back to School Dance in cooperation with Maple Festival organization and hosting a “Hot MAMA” event similar to a Fridays@5 event held in other cities. Designs for the events sign to be placed at the community center have been looked at during meeting. Different elements that were favored in the designs will be combined if budget allows.
I met with Julia Herbst, Regional Coordinator – Americorps, and Esther Beitzel, Americorps Member in Meyersdale. We discussed a partnership between Esther and me in regards to more efforts with Meyersdale school students and the community. Esther has already started a Terracycle program in the elementary school. We hope to expand her recycling program, start community gardens, and job shadowing in local businesses.