Downtown Cherokee will be a bit more colorful thanks to the efforts of some citizens and civic groups.
Mark Buschkamp of the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation and Joni DeVos of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce were at the Cherokee City Council meeting Tuesday to show one of the wooden baskets to be hung from banner arms on light poles downtown.
The baskets will have dirt and flowers in them and hang seven feet above the sidewalk. There will be 20 of them to start out, with more considered at a later date if they are popular with the citizens. Sometime in the future, brackets might be added to the poles so the baskets might hang out over the street rather than the sidewalk, a preferred location but costing an extra $25 per basket.
A civic organization has agreed to volunteer for watering the baskets.
The council approved the request for the baskets to be hung.
The council approved a food court to be located at the intersection of Main Street and Fourth Street on July 1 during the Sesquicentennial Celebration.
The request for the food court was presented by Jim Adamson on behalf of the Sesquicentennial Committee. Adamson said both the county pork producers and county beef producers will be participating in the food court.
The council approved the appointment of Darla Struck to the library board and the reappointment of Jomi Anderson and Jeff Hayes.