The Greensboro Business Association voted unanimously at its January meeting to donate $1,000 to support Festival Walk, Downtown Greensboro’s newest park. The association’s support of Festival Walk will help with the finishing touches around the benches on the walkway.
The Greensboro Business Association (GBA) is an independent group of business owners.
GBA membership is made up of business from within the city limits of Greensboro. The assocation works as a team to benefit the Greensboro business community and downtown Greensboro.
The GBA takes an active role in projects that directly benefit member businesses and promote Greensboro as a center of commerce.
Festival Walk is a pedestrian friendly garden space bordering Festival Hall. Leafy willow oaks frame the shady spot, stretching down Greene Street across from the historic Courthouse. Soothing sounds from a whitewater fountain and bright colors of Southern flowers invite visitors to pause on semi-circular timber benches that echo the pine forests of Greene County.
A Bell Tower, housing the treasured bell from the old Greensboro High School, is the focal point of the Walk. Symbolizing the memories of youth, it is surrounded by bricks and medallions engraved with the names of local citizens dedicated to the renewal of the Hall.
Like Festival Hall, Festival Walk is a special mix of the old and the new. The Walk is a place for conversation, contemplation, relaxation or mingling with friends before an event.
There are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities for Festival Walk remaining. If you would like to make a donation to Festival Walk, please contact Festival Hall House Manager, Gene Yaws at 762-243-8022.
If you are interested in becoming a member or need additional information about the Greensboro Business Association, please contact co-presidents John Cawthon or Ben Stephens at 706-453-0550.
For more information about Downtown Greensboro, visit www.DowntownGreensboroGA.com.
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