Louise Epperson Restaurant Rescue Fund
Dan Epperson, chose to honor his deceased wife, Louise, by establishing the Louise Epperson Restaurant Rescue Fund. This was done through a donation of $100,000.00. Louise Epperson was the founder, president, visionary, and tour-de-force behind C Pathe, a Miamisburg company. The donation was received on December 30, 2020 to provide help as quickly as possible.
Dan’s request was that the money be granted to help keep small, independently owned restaurants and bars in Miamisburg viable. The money is to be a grant, not a loan. The recipients must have less than three locations, $2,000,000.00 or less in annual sales, and have been severely impacted by Covid-19. The Miamisburg Community Foundation executed this fund. For more details, click here.
Canal Run Dog Park
The Miamisburg Community Foundation was a major partner for the successful construction of Canal Run Dog Park.
The dog park is located in Community Park, 550 S. First Street, Miamisburg and is now open! The dog park features three separate, fenced-in areas based on dog size. These areas include a large dog section for dogs 30 pounds and up, a small dog section for dogs 0-30 pounds and a section for all dog sizes to play together. The park also features multiple dog waste stations, a water fountain for dogs and their humans, bench seating, a tunnel for dogs to play in, natural log benches, a covered pagoda, shade structures and stage for events. More information on Canal Run Dog Park may be found here.
Improving and Adding New Downtown Features
Kneeling by the Miami
It has been over fifteen years since a group of local citizens and business leaders created Miamisburg’s signature statue, Kneeling by the Miami that is located outside of the City of Miamisburg’s Civic Center First Street entrance.
Over the course of several years, our kneeling ancestor collected much of our areas native limestone. As one of the original overseers of the statue project, Bob Bell, agreed to step up to ensure our sculpture was cleaned properly before the Bicentennial Celebration.
By using the Miamisburg Community Foundation’s 501(3) (c) status, Bell secured private funding for this job. In mid-October, the statue was restored and once again, represents our City’s namesake tribe, the Miami.
The Miamisburg Community Foundation has been a partner in completing many murals in the downtown area. Most recently “The Last Record Store” mural was complete on the building located at 72 S. Main St. Find out more here.
The Foundation has been a catalyst and partner for other murals such as the art along the alley, and the Miamisburg postcard mural.
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