1/13/17 – 5:08 A.M.
Despite questions about funding, plans to modernize Dorney Plaza in downtown Findlay are still in the works. However, the plan isn’t sitting well with at least one area resident. The Courier reports Don VanRenterghem told the Hancock County Commissioners that the plans would destroy the intent of Dorney Plaza. VanRenterghem is the organizer of the annual “Spirit of 1776” event in downtown.
During Thursday’s commissioner’s meeting VanRenterghem said, “We are teaching the history, the meaning of freedom. By removing tables and benches from Dorney Plaza, you are destroying the original intent.”
VanRenterghem was at the meeting to ask for permission to use the plaza for this year’s “Spirit of 1776” event. Requests are on hold for it and “Boogie on Main” until the commissioners learn more about downtown revitalization plans that could take place this year.
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