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Sherman Business Owners Ask You to Help Fund Trees For Downtown


SHERMAN, TX--Local businesses in Sherman are seizing an opportunity to beautify and revamp the downtown to attract more businesses, more development and more importantly--more people. Now the group is also asking for your help. Michelle Gillespie reports.

The city has planned a construction project to re-pave Travis Street, a major thoroughfare in downtown Sherman, set to begin next Spring and now local businesses hope to take advantage and add a few landscaping plans of their own to the project.

David Baca, a local downtown business owner, says they're asking city officials to approve a plan to not only re-pave Travis Street but to re-vamp the streetscape around it all in the hopes of making downtown Sherman more walker and shopper-friendly. But Baca says the city funding can only pay for construction, they're asking local folks to pitch in to help buy trees and plants to en chance the streets.

"This is a chance for local businesses as well as the general public and local businesses to get involved doing their part in promoting the enhancement of downtown," says Baca.

The trees would line Travis Street as well as the downtown square around the Grayson County Courthouse.
If you do make a donation of $500 to pay for one of the trees, a plaque with your name on it will be placed beneath that tree in downtown Sherman. The organization is also accepting smaller donations as well.

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Michelle Gillespie, KTEN News.