The Board of Directors of the Thompsonville Area Revitalization Project (TARP) ( 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 Thompsonville Junction Trailhead, Visitor’s Center, and George W. Sharp Park Campground Improvements. A Phase 2 Design and Engineering Study of the Project by Mansfield Land Use Consultants of Traverse City is nearly complete. TARP has embarked on a capital campaign to raise the estimated $800,000 necessary to complete the project. The addition of these two grants position TARP nearly halfway towards the capital campaign goal. We think we can, we think we can!