Mayors Office: COMMUNITY SUPPORT NEEDED FOR JASPER TO BE NAMED AMERICA’S BEST COMMUNITY

The St. Joseph Church tower is the tallest structure in Jasper and Dubois County and the second tallest in southern Indiana (south of Indianapolis).

The St. Joseph Church tower is the tallest structure in Jasper and Dubois County
and the second tallest in southern Indiana (south of Indianapolis).

JASPER (From Office of Mayor) – The City of Jasper is in a contest against 49 other small towns and rural cities across the United States to win up to $3 million.

After a group of volunteers applied last March, the city received the good news that it was chosen as a quarter-finalist in the America’s Best Communities (ABC) contest in April. Sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH Network and other corporate partners, the goal is to invest in communities to help spur economic growth and community revitalization.

In 2012, Jasper citizens rallied to support the Schnitzelbank Restaurant’s Bratzel when it was chosen as the best sandwich in Indiana during Super Bowl 46. Now, the local Jasper ABC committee is calling on our community to help promote Jasper and bring home another title, America’s Best Community, with a $3 million grand prize.

While one group of volunteers continues to plan and create a submission on what the $3 million will be used for, the Jasper ABC committee is asking the public to come together and share the good news on social media and follow along on a newly created Facebook page at Jasper IN. America’s Best Communities.

Like and share the content that is posted about Jasper and its residents and businesses. Follow along for contests sponsored by the major national corporations involved in America’s Best Communities.

In the near future, the volunteer groups working together to win the contest will hold public meetings to reveal their plans. Those plans align with the Downtown + Riverfront Master Plan and will provide a huge step in moving towards creating those visions.

To continue to be considered in the contest, the group is required to create videos of the community involved in the process. Along with that, the volunteers are using social media to highlight what makes the community great.

For more information and to find out how to get involved, contact Josh Premuda at 202.489.1178 or joshpremuda@gmail.com.

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  1. elaine thornton says:

    Best Community to live and raise your children and, if your are lucky, live the rest of your life.

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