Village Voice 12 2020: December

President's Letter:

Hello VRA members,

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Village!

People have begun decorating, the tree on Main Street is lit and Santa’s workshop has appeared at the corner of Cedar Street.

Let’s show our appreciation for one another and our local businesses this holiday season. There are plenty of things to do downtown throughout the month. Take a moment to read about these events and try to participate, especially opportunities to connect socially (and safely) outdoors.

Another way to connect happens December 6. I encourage residents to walk our neighborhood that evening and look at residents’ holiday lights. Then vote for your favorite by ranking your top choices. The poll will be posted on the VRA Facebook page and website.

The VRA is proud to sponsor Kogan Antiques & Lighting for the Chamber’s Adopt a Business program. Owner Drew Kogan has lived on Main Street for more than 50 years and has been an active member of the VRA and so many other Zionsville organizations. We appreciate Drew’s contribution to the community. 

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Enjoy the last month of a very long year, continue to wear a mask and remain safe,

Heather Lusk

Town Council:


I hope everyone is doing as best as you can within the restrictions of this COVID pandemic. So many traditions, either family or Town, have had to be paired down or cancelled in the name of controlling the spread of the virus. Social distancing and isolation can be frustrating, and fatiguing, more so as we go into the winter months where outside activities are harder to organize. I do have optimism about all the positive vaccine news coming which gives us an end in site and return to normalcy.

Town Council has been trying to do our part by once again shifting our meetings to virtual. We meet twice a month, the first and third Monday. The first Monday is an evening meeting while the third Monday is a morning meeting. These are switched up to ensure that those who have morning or evening conflicts can attend at least one of the meetings. We are getting ready to approve our 2021 calendar and will have the same cadence, although some dates may move due to holidays. As always, you may join our meetings in-person (when we resume those), through Zoom or on YouTube. You may speak through the first two options, while the third is view-only and archives the meetings to watch later.

As we all do our part, I would ask you continue to remember our businesses and restaurants within Zionsville. The chamber has put together a site for you to browse some of our local merchants @ Our restaurants have carry-out options if you prefer to dine at home. Many of our local businesses also sell gift cards, which are a great way to support them while having an option to buy later.

Stay safe!

Add a Tree This Year

To the Editor

From Sally Zelonis:

Please consider buying an extra tree this year for outside your yard and putting white lights on it. 

Many years ago, the VRA offered small five-foot holiday trees for sale and included a stake, delivery, and set up. The idea was to encourage Village folks to put a tree in their yard and put white lights on it—I believe to promote peace and connectedness. It was a big undertaking and many Village residents volunteered and delivered trees and stakes the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  There were lots of frozen fingers some years. It was a great fundraiser for VRA but unfortunately, the tradition couldn't continue. Mark and I have been putting up our own small tree outside in our yard ever since. We want to encourage other Village folks to do the same this year. If any year we need to promote peace and connectedness, it is 2020.