Courier Express - Article by Alex Nelson

PUNXSUTAWNEY — At a “vision update” meeting this week, Punxsutawney PRIDE showcased transformation sketches of what downtown could be with select improvements.

PRIDE is an organization established to help revitalize Punxsutawney. Its members have spent the last two years working toward their “Vision for Punxsutawney.” During the update meeting, a presentation by a representative from Derck & Edson, a design company that specializes in enhancing campuses and downtowns.

Jim Wenger, a landscape architect with the company, also serves on the Main Street Committee of his hometown, Lititz. He shared his first-hand experience in the reshaping of a town, and the transformation sketches the company had made for some of the possibilities of Punxsutawney’s downtown image.

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