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Mount Pleasant might be asking soon for residents to get involved in a new Civics Affairs Committee. Village President Mark Gleason announced his idea Monday for the new committee which will be dedicated to highlighting all the good things in Mount Pleasant. Tentatively calling it the Civic Affairs Committee, Gleason said the aim is to promote the village, including dedicated volunteers, exploring the area’s history and creating more inviting gateways into the village. “We’ve not done well promoting the village, ” he said during the board meeting Monday. “We need to promote the well-being of the village.” To get things started, Gleason said the village will be represented at the Racine County Fair this summer for the first time. “A large portion of our community is agricultural and has never been represented, and the county fair is one of the best ways to do that … this committee would be the best way to make that happen,” he added. Gleason said he envisions a civic affairs committee that creates a flower festival to make gateways into Mount Pleasant more welcoming and attractive. Committee members would also highlight the history of the village, perhaps by creating a display at Village Hall. “We have no history, and our committee could put together a display of where we’ve been and where we might go,” he said. “Pieces of our history should be displayed because they’re very interesting. The committee could bring out the best so when we promote, we have something to show that this is the best place to live in Wisconsin.”  

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