Columbia is nestled in the hills and hollows of Kentucky; a background of rolling farmland, with a downtown area that is beginning to revitalize. In the last two years; we have seen ten new businesses locating on our square, which had decreased in the past, six businesses with expansion; and, a new outlook on our square. To The Nines, a local event, to bring business to the square, has become a public relations tool for the city (this event brings shoppers to downtown to shop, eat, and visit). Our community is growing, our small businesses and the public square are becoming the epicenter of our town. This would be a morale booster by being able to beautify our downtown and support our local business owners. We should win because we are proactive; and, want to make our community aesthetically pleasing for everyone.