MOUNT HOPE - A Fayette County city is hoping to unite their community with a little TLC and elbow grease.
Mount Hope locals said they want a project that can involve people in something constructive and beneficial to everyone. Jean Evansmore, the organizer, said the idea of a community garden was presented to her a while back, and positive feedback has turned this brainstorm into a reality. Mound St. in Mount Hope has been designated as the location for the future community garden.
Locals said they really want children to get involved. The goal for the project is to integrate all groups of the Mount Hope community, and teach people a skill that can be used in everyday life.
Ecansmore said, “I don't care where you've been, what you've done, blah, blah blah... You've served your time, you've paid your dues; now come on out because you still are a community member and you still have skills.”
“Hopefully it'll carry on. Hopefully this'll be one thing everybody can look forward to,” said local Gregory Bass.
New developments will be discussed at the next meeting on January 20th at 1 PM. The meeting will be held at the Dubois Museum at 116 Main St. in Mount Hope. Children will be out of school for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and are encouraged to attend.