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Recent Grant Receipts

At the October 12, Thompsonville Area Revitalization Project (TARP) Board meeting, Charles Kraus, Board president, announced the recent receipt of the following grant awards: USDA Rural Development Grant of $75,000.00, Rotary Charities of Traverse City Seed Grant of $10,000.00, and Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation Grant of $15,000.00. These funds… Read More »


Geno’s Annual Car Show

Despite the inclement weather conditions that occured on Saturday September 24, during Geno’s annual car show, the Thompsonville Area Revitalization Project (TARP)  was represented by volunteers (protected from weather under a pop up canopy) to answer questions and provide the latest information about the proposed Thompsonville Junction trailhead, visitor center,… Read More »


Geno’s Car Show

Please join Thompsonville Area Revitalization Project Board members at  Geno’s Annual Car show on September 24th. We will have a table in front of the Post office. https://www.betsievalleydistrictlibrary.org/news-events/genos-annual-car-show-and-bvdl-friends-arts-crafts-fair-and-flea-market  


TARP Beautification Committee

An informational meeting of the TARP beautification committee was held on August 18 with 20 area residents in attendance. Volunteers from TARP and the surrounding community planted flowers in 26 3ft by 3ft sidewalk squares in June of this year. A beautification committee is being formed to help with the… Read More »


Flower Squares on Thompson Ave

Special thanks to Becky Sharp and Chuck Kraus for their dedicated care of the flower squares on Thompson Avenue. Every week they have weeded and watered these flowers that were planted on June 9th. What a difference a day makes. We commend our volunteers recruited by Becky Sharp who worked on… Read More »


Copemish Heritage Days

Thompsonville Area Revitalization Project team members manned a display table during Copemish Heritage Days Celebration on August 6. Kayla Russell, Russell Smith, Kathy and Harry Eiferle were on hand to discuss the proposed project that includes a Visitor’s Center/Trail Head that will connect with the new Betsie Valley Trail coming… Read More »


Special Thanks!

Special thanks to Benzie Sunrise Rotary Foundation for their support of TARP with a $2,500 donation. We appreciate your support of our mission.   Pictured at the June 24 check presentation: Kathy Eiferle, TARP VP and Project Chair, Jim Drubert Benzie Sunrise Rotary Foundation and Charles Kraus, President TARP Board… Read More »


Prelim Site Plans Presented to TARP Committee

In December, members of the TARP committee and other project stakeholders met at the Weldon Township Hall to view preliminary plans for an attractive and historically compelling people-place destination at the Thompsonville Diamond Crossing location. The site plans (see illustration below) highlight the following significant features of the new park:… Read More »


Make Your Voice Heard! Share Your Thoughts about the Thompsonville Area Revitalization Project

We need your thoughts to help shape the future of the Thompsonville Junction area! The Thompsonville Area Revitalization Project Committee is leading the charge to develop a site master plan for the Thompsonville Junction Site. The committee would like to hear from you about your vision for the site. Your… Read More »


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Thompsonville Area Revitalization Project
P.O. Box 522
Thompsonville, MI 49683

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