The future of Robert Busby Memorial Garden

By Shanin Thomas
Old Town Lansing Times staff writer 

OLD TOWN LANSING – Spring planting for the Robert Busby Memorial Garden is set for May 10 and includes a hefty schedule. On Feb. 24 the Old Town Organization Committee discussed the budget and landscape plans of the memorial garden. Planting Dates

The memorial garden is located on Lansing’s River Trail in remembrance of Robert Busby, Old Town’s “mayor” and creator. Ena Bubsy, daughter of Robert Busby, said fall planting of the memorial garden on Sept.

Discussion takes place at the Organization Committee meeting

By Jasmin Rojo
Old Town Lansing Times staff writer

OLD TOWN LANSING – The Organization Committee gathered to make changes for future Old Town. The meeting

On Monday, February 25, the Organization Committee meeting, was held in the OTCA office on Turner Street. Held once a month, the board members meet to focus on coordinating funds for the OTCA. This week, the committee focused on several issues like improving Old Town’s membership program, recapping its past events and focusing on their social networking. Louise Gradwohl, OTCA’s executive director started off the meeting with an agenda to discuss certain topics in Old Town.

Organization committee plans to beef up memberships

By Shanin Thomas
Old Town Lansing Times staff writer

OLD TOWN LANSING – Old Town Organization Committee met Feb. 24 to create an individual membership campaign. Annual Meeting

The OTCA the annual meeting and winter mixer held earlier this month to thank volunteers for their work and to encourage businesses to renew memberships and to increase the number of individual members. Brittney Hoszkiw, committee member, said the mixer produced an increase in business memberships. However, individual memberships are at a standstill.