Since the Linn Trust is giving the Linn property, which is across the street from the city park, to the city as an addition to the park, we decided the first project for our Festivals and Events committee would be to begin planning for an amphitheater for the new addition. It seems to us having an amphitheater could increase the number and quality of events that could be held in the park and would hopefully not only provide entertainment and community spirit to area residents, but would also increase visitors to our town. There seemed to be much enthusiasm generated for the idea, so our first step is to have the site surveyed and the size and location of the amphitheater determined, and then we will begin discussing plans and costs and ways to fund the project.
If you have any ideas, or live in a city that already has an amphitheater in your park, we are open to suggestions and would love to receive photos of other amphitheaters.
If you live in Martinsville and are interested in being part of this project we would be glad to have you as part of our committee. Feel free to email me any questions or ideas and I will get back to you with the date of our next meeting.
I'm looking forward to a new and improved look to our small community through the plans and projects begun through this experiment with MAPPING.