Main Street in Ostrander gets another new look


GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE Ostrander's new holiday banners have elegant snow-covered trees on them.
By: 
Gretchen Mensink Lovejoy

It was beginning to look a lot more like Christmas, everywhere they went on Main Street, with new tidings of comfort and joy hanging from Ostrander’s lampposts. 

Ostrander now has Christmas banners hanging from the Main Street-County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 1 lampposts to greet everyone passing through town and wish them a “Happy Holidays” as they drive or walk past. The Ostrander City Council chose the design of the new banners, related Ostrander city clerk Wendy Brincks. The city bought 10 banners and put up seven of them this most recent season, storing the other three.

The City Council chose to buy new Christmas banners after completion of the Main Street, or CSAH 1, which had been refreshed through a construction project that had taken up the past two summers. 

“We bought new ones because the old ones were worn out, and with the construction this past summer, we wanted something new,” Brincks said. “The council did research and found something they personally liked, then they made a vote.”

The new banners arrived mid-December, just in time for Christmas, and are only part of the city’s effort to welcome residents home and extend a greeting to visitors. 

“The council was excited to update the banners and will be purchasing banners for year-round also,” Brincks said.