Members of the Board of Projects, Inc. marked the first day of snow in Crawford County last week by erecting signs at Millennium Park reminding visitors that the park is not plowed or salted during the winter months to protect the mural and bricks. Ken Cameron and Dr. Joe Shadeed are just two volunteer board members of the non-profit organization Projects, Inc. that owns and maintains The Great American Crossroads Mural, Liberty Remembers Our Veterans Mural and Millennium Park, including the fountain.
Projects, Inc. is a support organization of The Community Foundation for Crawford County. “Many Bucyrus residents mistakenly think that the park, fountain and murals are owned by the City, but they are not,” stated Lisa Workman, Foundation President. “So when these gems endure vandalism, littering, cigarette butts on the ground – it not only deters from the beauty of downtown Bucyrus, but it also means that volunteers will have to clean up after them.”
Projects, Inc. is always accepting donations as they do incur some expenses like IRS filing fees, accounting charges, insurance coverage, landscaping, and even ongoing water treatment and repairs for the fountain and murals. Those wishing to donate towards the efforts of Projects, Inc. may do so by mailing or dropping off their contributions at 254 E. Mansfield St., Bucyrus.