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Picture Pittsfield group out to boost image of town, community

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Feb. 10, 2019 12:01 am

Picture Pittsfield is a new movement picking up steam in Pike County, designed to enhance overall community life while specifically targeting such areas as parks and recreation, business development and tourism.

Jessica Guthrie is president of the organization, which began its mission in the fourth quarter of 2018.

"We have a group of about 40 who are involved," Guthrie said. "It's a diverse group."

Those involved range in age from mid-20s to early 70s.

Among the goals of the group is better promotion of local retail businesses, dining establishments and other attractions in and around Pittsfield.

A calendar of events, plus retail and dining guides and maps will be included in an upcoming brochure that will provide easier access to destinations in and near Pittsfield.

Casey Beck, another member of the group, said, "We feel this brochure will be a quick reference for travelers looking to spend time and money in our town, as well as a reminder to community members. Getting our calendar of events into the hands of others is essential in getting people into our town."

Other ideas that have already been incorporated or are in the planning stages include specific attractions downtown, driving tours of Pittsfield and Pike County, a "Taste of Pittsfield" and "Art in the Park."

Picture Pittsfield is planning to reveal more at a town meeting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Crossroads Center, 125 Jefferson St.

Additional information is available on the Picture Pittsfield Facebook page and picturepittsfield.com.

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