It takes a lot of work to keep the Russellville Square looking as beautiful as it does. Many work on the square on a daily basis. From planting to pulling weeds, both city employees and inmates from the Logan County Detention Center take pride in making the centerpiece of Logan County look its best.
Currently, the city is planting mums for the fall season. It won’t be long now before the 2016 Logan County Tobacco & Heritage Festival kicks off. A lot of the festival activities occur on or around the square.
“We get a lot of comments from the people who either live in the city or live in the county,” said Russelville Mayor Mark Stratton. “We also get visitors to our city who say they love the square.”
Stratton said one time he talked to a couple from out-of-town who had stopped for awhile on the square. They talked about how beautiful it was and how it just had a different feel to it, like a feeling of warmth and hospitality.
“I can’t thank enough all those who work on the square. Kenny Gregory and all of the employees who dedicate their time and energy to making the square what it is,” said Stratton. “If we can exude warmth and hospitality to those who visit our city and county, then that is a very blessed opportunity we have indeed.”