Main Street Vermilion pitched an idea to Heritage Ohio to win the community $1000 to be used to buy at least 30 skeletons to give merchants and businesses in town to dress up for their October window displays, store front or in store displays. Main Street Vermilion came in second, winning $960 towards the 30 skeletons with some buy in from participants. The organization will take more contributions directly for this program.
Main Street Vermilion will market this "event" as Shake Rattle & Stroll, with the goal of giving people another reason to return to Vermilion stores and restaurants as we move from summer into the holidays.
Vermilion competed against two other Main Streets.