Thursday, June 2, 2011

New Plainville pool has grand opening

The new Plainville swimming pool opened with great fanfare and a lot of happy kids on Friday, May 27, 2011. A crowd of kids had lined up at the gate well before the official 4:00 p.m. grand opening, and for everyone involved, the wait was worth it.

The pool, located at 100 S. Section Line, features two zero-depth entry zones that will serve as a swim area for children and a concrete island where visitors can find shade. Fountains of water shoot up from the cement outside the pool, and colorful buckets continually will pour water on swimmers standing underneath.

The $1.8 million project was funded by a 1-cent sales tax Plainville voters approved in August. Admission is free for both residents and non-residents thanks to the city residents who pay a little extra on each water bill. Donations are accepted from non-residents.

Monday, March 28, 2011

New Farm Implement & Supply location opens

After serving farmers and ranchers from the same location on W. Mill Street in Plainville since 1947, Farm Implement & Supply Co. has expanded to a new, more visible location on S. Washington (U.S. Hwy 183). The formal grand opening was held on Monday, March 21.

The new location has been the site of several businesses, but the building has been expanded considerably, and given a new fresh look with the blue and yellow New Holland colors prominently featured. The expansion also features increased space for retail and for equipment repair.

Farm Implement was incorporated in 1947, with Harold (Ike) Gilliland hired as manager. He later became the sole owner in 1954. Ike's two sons, Barry and Ron, managed the store for many years, and now it is run primarily by Ron's son, Todd.

Congratulations to Todd and all the employees on the grand opening.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Moving along in "The Ville"

Good things happening in the Ville. The new Plainville Pool is moving right along despite the cold weather this winter. As the weather warms, you can see the buildings taking shape and can begin to imagine what it will look like this Memorial Day when it is scheduled to open.

Another new project that is exciting to see coming along is the new Farm Implement and Supply building on the south end of town. The new location is sure to increase visibility for one of the Ville's largest employers.

And don't forget about the increased activity at the former Schult Home plant. As warmer weather sets in, you are sure to see new businesses move into several of the buildings.

Stay positive!!!