Help enhance our town

To the Editor:

Focus on Fairmont is a group of citizens interested in enhancing the quality of life in Fairmont. We are working to enhance beautification of Fairmont and improve our community pride. We would like to share information with you about our current project.

It is to enhance Blue Earth Avenue. We view Blue Earth Avenue as a “gateway” to our historic downtown area, toward our lakes and parks.

Our vision includes adding banners and hanging flower baskets to welcome guests to our city. We are currently researching design, fabrication and funding options to meet our goal of project completion in 2014. We anticipate the cost associated with this project to be around $4,000. We’re exploring grant opportunities, sponsors and donations for this exciting project.

If you are interested in sharing your ideas, please join us. We meet at noon on the last Thursday of each month in room 112 at the Southern Minnesota Educational Campus. We will meet on Dec. 19 because of the holiday. You may also contact us at

If you would like to see this project completed, you can provide a donation by mailing a check to the City of Fairmont/Focus on Fairmont: 100 Downtown Plaza, Fairmont, MN 56031. We appreciate your ideas and your support. Thank you.

Heather Hawkins

Dr. Kerri Butteris

Focus on Fairmont