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Resurgence on Main Street
Bethunes Vision 2016 receives $10K grant
Big Js - After
Vision 2016 Chair Betty Tidwell accepts a check for $10,000 from Merrill Brown of Sandhills Telephone Cooperative. Behind them is the Big Js Barbershop building, recently repainted by the committee. - photo by Jim Tatum
The town of Bethune is seeing a resurgence downtown these days, thanks to the efforts of a group of concerned citizens. The town’s Vision 2016 Committee, which formed in 2015 for the purpose of refurbishing and revitalizing downtown Bethune and to promote pride and unity among the citizens. The idea: to invest time, effort and money into beautifying some of the business district buildings which have fallen into some disrepair.