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 EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Downtown Revitalization Project Begins Wednesday 



EDITOR’S ADVISORY                        4/8/03


Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail:

A quick reminder:Local officials will break ground at noon Wednesday [April 9] officially marking the beginning of turning Slippery Rock Borough into “The Village at Slippery Rock.” The ceremony will be held at Memorial Park (across from Sheetz).

The $4.8 million project is designed to transform the downtown in to a business magnet, revitalize community spirit and expand entrepreneurship.

The ceremony is open to the public and will include remarks from project supporters State Rep. Dick Stevenson and a representative from U.S. Congressman Phil English’s office. Also joining will be Butler County Commissioners Glen Anderson, Scott Lowe and James Kennedy, along with Slippery Rock Mayor Ken Harris, Council President Ron Steele and member of borough council.

Slippery Rock University’s newly renovated Center for Lifelong and Community Learning will also be open for tours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The renovation, which included installation of a computer lab, is among the first completed in helping improve the downtown image. The center is located at 165 Elm St.

Dr. John Bonando, assistant vice president for student affairs and an active leader in Slippery Rock Development, Inc., which has spearheaded the work, will represent the University. Bonando explains the project, which is expected to be completed in late fall, has been under discussion and planning for three years.

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