Projects Proudly Sponsored by Frostburg First!
Lamppost Banner Project
FrostburgFirst submitted a grant in September 2016 to apply for fund to support a Lamppost Banner Project. With the grant, FrostburgFirst will purchase 72 banners that will line Main Street from the intersection of Grant Street to Water Street, Broadway from the intersection of Main Street to Ormand St., and from the Depot up to Main Street. The banners will enhance Frostburg’s sense of place and tie together the different sections of our downtown community. Grants will be awarded in January 2017, and we hope to be a recipient.
Frostburg Trailhead Signage Project
A grant through the State Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program was submitted in July 2016 to support a project to create signage leading from the Great Allegheny Passage Frostburg Trailhead up to Main Street to help bikers and pedestrians using the trail navigate to necessary amenities at the Depot and on Main Street. Grants will be awarded in October, and we hope to be a recipient.
Public Art Project
In partnership with Frostburg State University Art Department and the City of Frostburg, FrostburgFirst helped to coordinate a series of three public art projects around town. The first installation, a mural by Parris Ashley on Broadway, was dedicated in October 2015. The second installation designed by Eric Groff featured a series of three robots printed on a heat-applied vinyl designed specifically for masonry. You can find these robots on Zen Shi, Main Street Books, and A Place to Eat. The third project designed by Shea Crumbley, a series of literary genre-themed banners, will hang from the Frostburg Public Library and will be dedicated on April 23, 2016 as part of the Frostburg Arts Walk.
Frostburg Business Directory
FrostburgFirst compiled contact information for every business in the Frostburg and surrounding area to include in a comprehensive business directory. Directories were mailed to every household address in the 21532 zip code. With the intent to inform community members of what businesses and services Frostburg has to offer, this project falls in line with the “Think Local, Shop Local” initiative.
FrostburgFirst coordinates the Trolley Program. The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad brings 40,000 riders to Frostburg each year. The trolley program provides transportation to train riders during their 90 minute layover up to Main Street to shop and dine in our local restaurants.