GALLIPOLIS — The Downtown Revitalization Project (DRP) has recognized Holzer Health System for its recent donation to DRP. The funds will be used by DRP in its mission to reinvigorate downtown Gallipolis for the community by assisting start-up businesses and revitalizing existing downtown businesses.
Since its inception in 2012, DRP has provided roughly $170,000 in grants to over 20 businesses in downtown Gallipolis. DRP success stories include River City Leather, Sprinkle & Pop, Boardroom 46, Osmosis Marketing Solutions, Lucky Cat Design Co, The Potted Edge, Zack & Scotty’s, Crossfit Gallia, Gallipolis Railroad Freight Museum, and The French Art Colony’s Riverby Theatre Guild. DRP was also instrumental in providing wireless internet in the Gallipolis City Park through JB Nets.
In addition to providing grants, DRP also aims to attract tourists to downtown Gallipolis so they can spend money at local establishments. DRP has hosted The Hoop Project annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the Gallipolis City Park since 2013, the Paw Patrol Party in the Park, and hosted its second River Rat Beer & Music Festival in the Gallipolis City Park on Oct. 5.
For over 100 years, the Holzer name has been woven into the fabric of the Gallipolis community. Since its inception over a century ago, Holzer has become the largest and strongest healthcare system serving south central Ohio into West Virginia and Kentucky. Holzer Health System has supported generations of local families. The Downtown Revitalization Project board is honored and humbled that Holzer has entrusted DRP to help support the next generation of local families.
“As a community-minded organization, we are proud to provide funding to DRP,” shared Brent Saunders, chairman, board of directors, Holzer Health System. “DRP is offering businesses opportunities to grow and flourish in Gallipolis and we look forward to seeing the future development of our wonderful town.”
DRP is entirely funded through private donations and fundraisers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in donating to the Downtown Revitalization Project or applying for funding. Visit www.galliadrp.com to learn more.
Submitted by Scott Saunders on behalf of DRP.