Our Projects

We are all about the beautification and revitalization of Carthage. We host many projects throughout the year focused on design and beautification efforts, as well as revitalization and historic preservation. To find out more about each of these projects take a virtual stroll below. 

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Carthage in Bloom

Beautification

Carthage in Bloom started in 2018 with the purpose to beautify the city with flowers. This program empowers us to focus on design and beautification efforts by enhancing the impression locals & visitors alike feel as they pass through town. Whether it is a new roundabout, parking lot renovations or beautifying the Downtown Historic District, Carthage in Bloom Volunteers have left behind a visible labor of love.  To find out how to support this initiative, click below.

Restoration Carthage

Revitalization

Beginning in 2016, this initiative has impacted many residents and has revitalized entrance points to the city.  Restoration Carthage's goal is to come alongside those in need for minor exterior repairs to their homes, as well as yard clean up and landscaping. To learn more, click the link below.

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Downtown Mural Project

Beautification & Historic Preservation

The Downtown Mural Project started out of a concept of integrating art with Historic Preservation. Completed in 2021, the mural is 44 feet long by 28 feet tall. Each tile is 19" x 19" and weighs 14 pounds.  There are 459 tiles on the wall, weighing over 6,000 pounds. It also features 14 famous Carthaginians. Big Dreams Grow in Carthage appears on the east side of the building at 136 E. 4th street. To learn more about this project, click the link below.

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Clean Team Project

Monthly Volunteer Opportunity

In our mission to promote the beautification and revitalization of Carthage through volunteerism, we want to introduce a program to connect you to the work needed to support our efforts.

 

We hold this project the 2nd Saturday of each month from 8am-10am. To stay connected with Volunteer Projects simply text @visioncart to the number 81010.