A number of Downtown residents turned out on May 4, 2013 to paint parking meter poles on Court Street between Main and Vine Sts.
DRC volunteers for the Library's Summer Arts Program werer on hand at the November DRC meeting for a presentation of a $1250 check to Library representatives for the 2010 program.
The DRC-sponsored 2009 Summer Arts program at the Children's Learning Center featured everything from outdoor, temporary art (Wrap it Up Like Christo & Jeanne-Claude), to mosaic creations (Quilt Stories Like Faith Ringgold) to fantastic puppetry.¬† Says one parent,¬† "I just wanted to be sure to thank you all for yet another fun and informative library art program.¬† This was our third year, and the girls and I still love to come whenever we can.¬† We have a great evening together.¬† We visit the fish tank, learn about an artist, have some fun related to the theme, and pick up some books.¬† It does not get much better than that." Getting to know some of the DRC volunteers has been a nice bonus, by the way.¬† It is great that they come out week after week, but I think it is because they have as much fun as we do. Thousands of children have particpated in Summer Arts during the past few summers.
On May 16, 2009, Katherine Durack and Conrad Thiede planted festive summer annuals in the 3 DRC planters located on the Cincinnati side of the Purple People Bridge. Working with the Greater Cincinnati Master Gardeners, the DRC has sponsored planters for the past four years. Enjoy them on your urban walks!
On April 25, 2009, the DRC sponsored the Downtown Great American Clean Up in conjunction with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful. Scores of residents gathered to clear the Path to the Taft, pick up litter and remove debris along the path and in the area of the Purple People Bridge. The DRC has been recognized by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful with awards of excellence in 2008, 2007 and 2006.
The DRC received a Cincinnati Spirit Award at the annual meeting of the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) on February 12, 2009. The DRC was selected as the Partnership Award recipient for its volunteer efforts related to the summer meetings of the NAACP and National Baptist Convention. DRC President Conrad Thiede (shown with emcee Connie Dierking) accepted the award on behalf of the DRC. The Cincinnati Spirit Awards have quickly become a recognized and coveted honor in the community it's the highest honor we give and we are very proud to include the DRC among the ranks of the select few winners, says Dan Lincoln, President and CEO and Jessie Folmar, Marketing & Communications Manager of the CVB in a statement.