Imlay City DDA and Rotary Club
Partnership and The Polio Plus Initiative
Thanks to the Imlay City Rotary Club, Four County Community Foundation, the Lapeer County FFA, the Imlay City Department of Public Works and the Imlay City Fire Department, the Imlay City DDA was able to purchase 11 self-watering containers this year and place them around downtown. The outdoor planters were filled with purple flowers. Why purple?
The purple flowers planted in the containers reminded community members and visitors of the continued worldwide fight against Polio. Purple matches the dye painted on the fingers of children around the world who have been immunized against polio. Rotary International and the Imlay City Rotary Club are committed to the complete eradication of the Polio virus and will not stop efforts until every country in the world is free of the disease.
The Polio Plus Initiative had two major goals. The first was to raise awareness of the Rotary International Polio Plus Initiative. The second objective was to continue to improve the aesthetics of downtown Imlay City.
The Imlay City Downtown Development Authority is ultimately responsible for the revitalization of the downtown district. A healthy, viable downtown is crucial to the heritage, economic health and civic pride of the entire community. In order to assist in the revitalization of the downtown district, the DDA has identified priorities for establishing a more vibrant downtown which includes enhancing the visual quality of the business district.
The Imlay City DDA greatly appreciates the support our partners in this project gave! Look for the containers to be filled with purple for years to come.
For more information regarding Polio Plus please click here
For more information regarding the Four County Community Foundation please click here