DI DIgest
The weekly newsletter of Downtown Indiana
Downtown Indiana First Quarter Membership Meeting
Downtown Indiana held its first quarter membership meeting on March 28 at The Coney. Thanks to all who came out to join us! We enjoyed interacting with our members and appreciated their input.

After some networking, Linda Mitchell, DI Executive Director and Marshall Chriswell, Treasurer of the DI Board of Directors, gave an update on first quarter accomplishments. Highlights include:

  • Downtown Indiana (DI) has entered 2018 focused on growing and strengthening its membership program and diversifying funding streams. We are pleased to say that we have 97 members and will be crossing the 100-member mark very soon!

Promotions – some of the ways that we market our members
  • Revamped weekly newsletter into DI Digest.
  • New website design – please check it out!
  • Ads placed in the Lively Arts Program book and the ICTB Visitors Guide.
  • DI staff have attended two outreach opportunities at IUP & taken member materials with us.
  • Placed a flyer on behalf of members in the 410 bags that will be distributed to parents of incoming IUP students during April orientations as part of Project Welcome Mat.
  • Also as part of Project Welcome Mat, presented opportunity for members to be part of a coupon book to be distributed to 2400 parents at June and July orientation events (in conjunction with the Indiana County Tourist Bureau and the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce).
  • Another 800 flyers were placed in welcome bags for FloNationals Wrestling.

  • On Saturday, April 21 DI will participate in the Spring Into the Streets, a day of service presented by IUP’s Office of Service Learning. The project we have selected is cleaning up North 7th Street/IRMC Park. This will include disposing of litter, sweeping sidewalks, weeding, washing tables.
  • DI is initiating an Adopt-A-Block Program. We will solicit local businesses to “adopt” a block along Philadelphia Street. The businesses will then commit to providing support in keeping the block free of litter. We are also working on a plan for hanging baskets along Philadelphia Street.

Thank you to all of our members & supporters!

Save the Date - Second Quarter Membership Meeting
June 27 at 5 pm - location TBA
Upcoming Events!

First Commonwealth Bank Taste & Tour
July 19, 2018

Northern Appalachian Folk Festival (NAFF)
September 8, 2018

S&T Bank Oktoberfest
September 29, 2018 

Wine Walk
November 2, 2018

Lucy Donnelly Holiday Festival & Parade
November 16, 2018

​First Commonwealth Bank It's a Wonderful Life Festival
November 17 - December 16, 2018
Welcome New Members
Indiana Gazette
Indiana Players/The Philadelphia Street Playhouse
Musser Wireless-Verizon Authorized Retailer
to sign up for your membership!
Nonprofit, businesss & residential memberships available.
Just a reminder that we are happy to include information from members about special events, sales, services, etc. in
the DI DIgest which goes out weekly to 3,000+ contacts.

Please email your information to linda@downtownindiana.org  
by Wednesday at 9 am each week.  

We can also share info on Facebook, Twitter & our website
- just ask!  
Position Available
Local Winery Opening Soon in Downtown Indiana
Woody Lodge Winery Seeks Assistant Manager
Full-Time Assistant Manager Position Available.  Woody Lodge Winery is seeking a person that enjoys working with the public to help manage our new location in Downtown Indiana that is opening soon. Candidate will be required to successfully pass the Ramp certification along with a criminal background check and drug testing. Must be able to lift cases of wine weighing up to 40 lbs.  Starting wage is $12 per hour with vacation time accrued monthly. 

For more information contact
Margie Keller
The Download
News from Our Members & Partners
Run for Rescues on Saturday, April 14 to benefit the Indiana County Humane Society . The James G. Mill Furry 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9 am and start on the IUP track. Pre-register at the James G. Mill Fitness Center by April 2 for a free t-shirt! Registration fees are: Students $12; Fitness Center Members $15 and Non-Members $17. Click for more info and a registration form .

Phantom is a nice young fella looking for a furever home!
Visit him and his friends at the Indiana County Humane Society.
Donatello's (791 Philadelphia Street) is now serving lunch!

Stop by for a delicious panini, salad, the Donatello's burger or a chicken club (pictured).

Lunch will be served from 11 am to 4 pm. Check out Donatello's Facebook page for a full lunch menu.

Ham & Lamb still available for Easter dinner at the Food Co-Op of Indiana PA .

Attention Fans of American Idol
The Voice or America's Got Talent

Indiana's Got Talent presented by
McAdoo Motor Sports is inviting you to SpRiNg InTo ApRiL FoOls with a HUSQVARNA GIVEAWAY ! Hurry - there are only a still a few more days to enter!

Visit the McAdoo Motor Sports Facebook page to enter - while you are there check out their great sales & awesome inventory!
Fifth Grade Math Walk Planned

The fifth grade math teachers at Eisenhower Elementary School are planning a Math Walk with their students on May 9 from 9 AM until 3 PM. The entire 5 th grade class (approximately 120 students) that day will be separated into groups of five plus an adult chaperone. Students will rotate through stations located within easy walking distance of IRMC Park, which will be used as home base for the event.

Several of our downtown businesses have expressed interest in collaborating with Eisnehower's teachers for this event. Each participating business will have student groups rotating through every 15-20 minutes. Participants are asked to create a math activity related to their business - Eisenhower teachers will be happy to assist in tweaking activities or making suggestions.

If you are interested in being a stop on the Math Walk, please contact Marilyn Walther at 724-463-8566 or  mwalther@iasd.cc.

Silent Auction items include:

4 Passes to the Andy Warhol Museum

A mini session by JenMcKen Photography

4 All day activity passes to Seven Springs Mountain Resort

2 All day fun passes to DelGrosso's Park & Laguna Splash

...and many more!

Click on image to visit event page!
Save the Date

Downtown Indiana
July 8, 4-8 pm

Benefits the Veteran's Parsonage
The 2nd Annual Springtober Fest is set for April 14 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. The Springtober Fest is presented by Indiana Printing & Publishing, which owns and publishes The Indiana Gazette. Join them from
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Springtober Fest will feature local & regional craft breweries; food, live music by The Funky Fly Project.

For more info about Family Movei Night
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