First State Bank gives $500 to Cassville Main Street Association for new downtown lighting

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
First State Bank of Cassville recently donated $500 to the Cassville Main Street Association to use toward the purchase of concrete poles and fixtures for its lighting project, part of its master plan to improve the downtown area. About four Talisman-design poles with double light fixtures will be placed directly around the courthouse, and about 10 around the east side of the square, for a total of between 14-16 poles. Each pole is made of concrete and weighs approximately 1,100 pounds, which Carolyn Bishop, association president, said are more practical because they last longer, compared to metal poles that chip and must be painted and maintained over time. The poles also have a lifetime warranty. Bishop said the poles should arrive by Sept. 20 and work will begin at some point thereafter to set the poles, which must go at least four feet into the ground. Due to the ongoing MoDOT sidewalk project, the light fixtures won't be installed until after the project is completed on March 31, 2017. The association decided on a classic 'Acorn' design light fixture and Talisman poles, a design established in the 1920s and 1930s, which is an elegant version of several classic designs. For more information on the downtown betterment project, to make a donation, or get involved as a business or individual, people may call Carolyn Bishop at 417-846-3850. Pictured from left are: First State Bank employee Alicia Luney, Carolyn Bishop (Main Street Association president), employees Judy Hayes, Annette Smith and Dora Garcia. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com

First State Bank of Cassville recently donated $500 to the Cassville Main Street Association to use toward the purchase of concrete poles and fixtures for its lighting project.