2017 Accomplishments

  • 80 vendors and 4 wineries participated in our 9th annual, one-day festival in July: Art on the Hill.

  • $12,238 matching funds provided by Downtown Mantua Revitalization Corp. (DMRC) for a $44,700 ODNR NatureWorks grant, written with Mantua Village, for refurbishing and upgrading the walking trail in Buchert Park.  
  • $500 paid to CT Consultants to develop a landscape plan for the Flag Tower area in front of the Mantua Village Administration Building.
  • 175 volunteer hours to plant, water, fertilize "Flowers on the Bridge" and change them over to "Greens on Bridge" for the Holiday Season.
  • 10 DMRC members participated in River Day Celebrations in May.
  • $1,735 to purchased a new metal bench for Mantua Village.
  • $500 donation to the Potato Festival to build the world’s largest pierogi.
  • 28 DMRC and students from Crestwood and Aurora High Schools volunteered and ran the Pierogi Booth at the Potato Festival.
  • 4 DMRC members  Participated in the Potato Festival Parade.
  • 20 People attended the Wine and Walk in Mantua Village in September.
  • 86 students from Crestwood High School and 16 DMRC and other adults volunteered for the annual Fall Spruce-Up Day to clean up the village.
  • $25,000 match for ODNR grant to complete Headwaters Trail, Mill Street Connector; project finished in October.
  • 6 new holiday pole banners purchased for the 2017 holiday season for the Village.
  • $800 pledged for the purchase of two portable pedestrian crossing signs for the Mantua Village Police Department to use for special events.
  • 200 volunteer hours to organize and run Mantua Downtown Pop-up Gallery in Mantua Village
  • 6 volunteers from DMRC contributed to help Mantua-Shalersville Chamber of Commerce with Santa in the Village event at the Mini-Park.