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Group readying downtown Rossford for upcoming event

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ROSSFORD, OHIO (TOLEDO NEWS NOW) -

Some residents in Rossford say they want to see more flowers and landscaping downtown, so one group is working to make that happen.

The city's beautification committee is working to get downtown ready for two big city-wide events. The city will kick off its first ever Strolling Downtown event on August 24, along with the Rossford Riverfest.

Strolling Downtown was created to help promote downtown Rossford businesses. It will be similar to a scavenger hunt. People will receive a map of the participating businesses, and visit each one.

"We researched it," said Kathy Kornasiewicz, from the committee. "We were kind of looking at each other and saying, ‘We don't even know where these businesses are,' so it's a way to get to know the businesses."

So far, the beautification committee has planted more than 200 flowers and bulbs downtown, but they want to do more. Organizers say keeping the community looking great will increase property values and keep businesses from leaving.

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