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$50,000 Grant Award from The Oleson Foundation

The Oleson Foundation

Exciting news for the Thompsonville community! The Thompsonville Area Revitalization Project (TARP) received a $50,000 grant from The Oleson Foundation, bringing their vision for improved outdoor spaces in Thompsonville a step closer to reality. This generous contribution will go towards enhancing the Thompsonville Junction Trailhead, Visitor’s Center, and the George… Read More »


A Recap of TARP’s Beautification Efforts

Webber Sports Complex

Spring has sprung in Thompsonville, and the Thompsonville Area Revitalization Project (TARP) has been busy making our downtown area blossom! Let’s take a look back at the recent clean-up initiatives and how you can get involved in future projects. Planting the Seeds of Change The TARP Beautification Committee began with… Read More »


Help Beautify Downtown with TARP!

Flower Bed

Calling all gardening enthusiasts! The TARP Beautification Committee is gearing up to spruce up downtown Thompsonville, and they need your help! Mark your calendars: • Flower Bed Clean Up: May 29th, 8:00 AM (Rain Date: May 30th) • Flower Planting: June 3rd, 8:00 AM (Rain Date: June 4th) Join the… Read More »


TARP Applies for Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant

Village of Thompsonville Historical Marker

On April 1, the Village of Thompsonville, in collaboration with the Thompsonville Area Revitalization Project (TARP), applied for a Michigan DNR Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant. This fund provides grants to local units of government and to the state for acquisition and development of lands and facilities for outdoor recreation… Read More »


Recent Grants Received

Grant money

On January 24, 2024, TARP was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Art and Mary Schmuckal Family Foundation.    On February 2, 2024, Eugene Allen, representing the Village of Thompsonville and Chuck Kraus, representing TARP, were present at The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians 2% grant award… Read More »


DNR Trust Fund Application

Application

TARP is currently in the process of completing a DNR Trust Fund application for the Thompsonville Junction Trailhead, Visitor’s Center, and George C. Sharp Campground Improvements Project. Letters of support from the general public would be greatly appreciated, particularly if the writer would indicate how they would personally use or… Read More »


Historical Interpretive Sign

Thompson Ave looking east, circa 1900.

The Thompsonville Area Revitalization Project (TARP) is pleased to report the installation on 11/16/2023 of a historical interpretive sign on Thompson Avenue adjacent to the former Immerman Dry Goods building built circa 1902-3. The sign sits next to the entrance stoop of what was the John Smith saloon. The stoop… Read More »


Smithsonian Exhibit

The Smithsonian Museum on Mainstreet SPARK! Places of Innovation Exhibition being held at the Mills Community House in Benzonia.

Attached to this post are 3 photos from the opening day, October 14, 2023,  of The Smithsonian Museum on Mainstreet SPARK! Places of Innovation Exhibition being held at the Mills Community House in Benzonia. The exhibit will conclude on November 15, 2023. Admission is FREE. In addition to the TARP… Read More »


Recent Grants

Michigan Economy Development Corporation and The Seabury Foundation.

The Board of Directors of the Thompsonville Area Revitalization Project (TARP) (www.allaboardtville.org) announces that TARP is the recent recipient of a Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) RAP 2 grant for $346,200 and a grant of $3,000 from The Seabury Foundation, (Chicago, Illinois), to be put toward the construction of The… Read More »


Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation Video

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

In 2022 TARP was the grateful recipient of a $15,000 grant from the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, to be used as TARP saw fit in pursuit of its goal of completing the Thompsonville Junction Trailhead, Visitor’s Center, and Campground Improvements. In the spring of 2023 TARP was asked by… Read More »


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