Our Success Stories
Frankfort Awarded $2.2 Million for South Maish Road
In July of 2012, Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes announded that with an additional award of $2,262,517 in Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Group III funds, the City of Frankfort secured the funding necessary to make South Maish Road the community’s first Complete Streets project... Construction on the South Maish Road project from 200 feet south of State Road 28 to 200 feet south of Haven Avenue is set to begin in early 2015. Elements of the infrastructure work include 11-foot travel lanes for motor vehicles that also include three feet of bike lanes, a grass strip buffer with 2,400 linear feet of five-foot-wide sidewalks on the left side of the street and new curbs and gutters. Click here to view full press release.
Safe Routes to School Takes Off!
In November of 2011, through the efforts of the Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition, the Community Schools of Frankfort received an award of $74,168 to begin a plan of creating safe routes to the three elementary schools in Frankfort. 2012 promises to be an exciting year for these schools as the funds are used to create the comprehensive plans for safe walking and biking routes as well as euducational activities that encourage riding a bike or walking to school. A second mini-grant was also awarded to Green Meadows Elementary from the National Safe Routes to School program in the amount of $1000. These grants are just the beginning! The school corporation backed by HCCCC will be appyling for an infratructure grant of up to $250,000 this spring. Members of the HCCCC are thrilled with this significant step to turning the streets of Frankfort into a safe-haven of excerice and well-being.
Red Ribbon Week
1600 students at BlueRidge Primary, Green Meadows Intermediate and Suncrest Elementary participated in Red Ribbon Week activities provided by Healthy Communities Coalition and their schools. Students in grades k-2 created tobacco free banners for their schools hall for each grade level as they learned about the dangers of using tobacco products. They were able to see and touch a healthy lung and a tobacco damaged lung as well as spent time with a Medkin doll where they were able to see where their lungs are and what protects them and well as what they look like inside. Students in grades 3-5 were taught s rap dance called "Lung Safety Dance" which was a very active activity with a smoke free message.
The Great American Smokeout
The Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 17th will include a Cold Turkey challenge. If a person pledges to give up smoking for 24 hours and throws away his current pack of cigarettes the downtown Frankfort restaurants are providing FREE cold turkey sandwichs. Restaurants participating are:
Main Street Pub & Eatery, Arni's on the Square, and Flavors Coffee House and Deli.