Star-spangled banners decorate downtown

PIQUA — Downtown Piqua’s light posts are sporting a new red, white and blue look, thanks to the efforts of the Mainstreet Piqua Beautification Committee.

The patriotic summer banners, installed recently by city of Piqua employees, were paid for by contributions from 140 individuals, families, businesses and other non-profit organizations from throughout the Piqua community and beyond. The donations were collected by Friends of Mainstreet Piqua to support the annual downtown beautification program.

Proceeds from this effort are also used to purchase all the flowers for the downtown planters.