With the traditional celebration of Spring being May 1st (May Day), Steve Shine and Tom Hardin, partners in the law firm of Shine & Hardin, LLP, announced Saturday, April 30, 2005 an effort to enhance and revitalize areas on Broadway.

Shine & Hardin will award the sum of $1,000.00 cash to the Broadway resident or homeowner who best enhances their Broadway residence from May 15 to June 30, 2005. Those eligible to participate must either be a homeowner or resident on Broadway from Bluffton Road on the south end of Broadway to Creighton Avenue on the north end of Broadway.

The four neighborhood associations that have overlapping membership in the Broadway contest area were all represented at Saturday’s announcement.

Presidents: Creighton-Home Neighborhood Association (Darrell Kindschy – 456-9086), Historic South Wayne Neighborhood Association (Jane Ford – 456-7077), Historic Oakdale Neighborhood Association (Johnathan Brouwer – 341-6564) and Broad River Neighborhood Association (Peggy Jagodzinski – 745-7254). The four Presidents expressed their gratitude for the partnership between the commercial sector and the neighborhoods, emphasizing that a strong bond between both sectors will help maintain the strength and integrity of the neighborhoods and enhance the security of its residents.

In order to be eligible for the $1,000 cash prize, a resident or homeowner in the Broadway contest area must enter the contest by May 16, 2005. Entry forms are available either through the Neighborhood Associations, by calling the telephone numbers listed above, or at the offices of Shine & Hardin, 2810 Beaver at Broadway. The improvements must be made between May 17, 2005 and June 30, 2005, and must be both outside and visible to vehicular traffic on Broadway. The entrants will be judged the week of July 4th, and the winner will be announced on July 9th. The winner will be chosen by a committee of four individuals that will be appointed by each of the four Neighborhood Associations.

Shine expressed pride in the neighborhood in which he has chosen to locate his law practice since the time it opened in September 1980. Broadway has seen many improvements over the last 25 years, including the construction of the Broadway Plaza, the conversion of a former X-rated movie theatre into an upscale dining facility (that being the Catablu, which is located in a building that is owned, in part, by Shine), as well as significant improvements to the facades of many businesses along Broadway.

Hardin stressed the importance of businesses that are located in or near residential areas to contribute to the well being of neighborhoods. “Businesses that are successful are those that recognize the importance of their residential neighbors in building a strong foundation for the area in which they co-exist.”

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