News from the SMS President

News from the SMS President

The Work Continues

I have to be careful when I drive Franklin Street because my attention is drawn to the flower beds planted in the railroad right-of-way. I am constantly reminded of how amazing the people and businesses in the Spencer/Owen Community truly are. From the modest idea of forming a Main Street group and seeing the tremendous individual efforts of SMS board members, to the process of actually beginning over a million dollars’ worth of infrastructure improvements to the downtown area, I have had many experiences that have all been a part of this inspirational journey.

All of this positive energy supporting the preservation and revitalization of downtown Spencer has come my way from well-wishers who have stopped me at Babbs grocery store, Spencer Wal-Mart, and other locations to thank Spencer Main Street for our efforts and to wish us well. Support has come from as far away as Colorado from Hoosiers who still think of Spencer as home. This positive energy (and money) in support of the preservation and revitalization of downtown Spencer has aided our success. We have accomplished a lot in just a few years, but there is much more to be done, and the work continues.

Steve Withem, President