Hear ye! The downtown Columbus has something for your ears.
The Leadership Columbus Class of 2015-2016 will add a wireless speaker system in Frankfort Square.
Leadership Columbus is one of the programs offered through the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce. This program aims to educate participants about problems, opportunities, and resources in the region. Previous projects created the disc golf course in Pawnee Park and initiated the local Habitat for Humanity chapter.
A co-chair for the project, Eric Hall said that eight speakers would be installed in the park. The speaker system will come with a wireless microphone and receiver system.
Each class of Leadership Columbus has to complete a project. After some considerations, Hall and other class members decided to add the speaker system to create a better ambiance for the park.
This idea isn’t the first of its kind. The Norfolk was the inspiration for this concept since it has been installed with the speaker system. The speakers play music that’s enjoyed by the people who stroll through the downtown area.
A fundraising is held to secure support for acquiring the audio system.
The Leadership Columbus participants are reaching out to businesses to secure a contribution from Columbus Area Future Fund.
Hall said that they’re targeting $15,000.00 and they’ve raised $11,000.00. They are hoping that it’ll be mounted at the park by the end of the year.
Another co-chair for the project, Jill Goedeken said that the speaker system might enhance the downtown area. The speakers may be used in various ways like public safety announcements during community events such as Columbus Days Lawnchairs on the Square or merely playing music.
“We would love to do a couple of blocks up and down 13th Street, but we are just going to do the Square itself. It is a project that could be expanded upon if a future class thinks it’s worthwhile,” Goedeken added.
If you’re interested in sparing some donation to the cause, you may contact the chamber office at 402-564-2769.