LEWISBURG — The Preble County Pork Festival Committee has been sending letters out to neighboring villages, brainstorming ways for them to become more involved with the annual festival. During the Lewisburg Village Council meeting on Thursday, March 1, Municipal Manager Jeff Sewert brought the topic up to the village council.
“One of the ideas in the letter suggested providing banners and the village displaying them. Obviously, this year is our bicentennial and we are going to be very busy with our own festival, so I think at this time we will not be able to do that,” Sewert said.
“We will help them whenever we can, but we have our bicentennial banners, flags, and hometown heroes, so we’re going to be pretty well bannered and flagged throughout the village.”
Council agreed with Sewert’s decision.
The Preble County Development Partnership (PCDP) has several different committees, one of which is the Workforce Development Committee. They meet monthly at the Preble County Educational Service Center (ESC) in Eaton. This committee is focused on connecting employers to employees.
Sewert shared there was an upcoming Career Fair, which was held on Wednesday, March 7. Several Lewisburg-area businesses were at the event, promoting the companies and seeking potential employees.
Sewert said, “I just wanted to tell you that committee is very active and we definitely get our money back with the PCDP, with what we spend on that investment each and every year.”
Council held a workshop on Saturday, March 10, to discuss and define their mission and to develop a strategic plan for the village.
On Tuesday, Feb. 20, Sewert and Mayor Marsha Jones attended the Preble County Mayors’ Meeting. The second meeting will be held in April, where the mayors will discuss mitigation plans. Jones noted, many villages are having similar issues and struggles.
Tornado siren testing has officially begun once again, on Wednesdays at noon.
Lewisburg Village Council will hold its next meeting on Thursday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the firehouse.
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