Faces of Milan

The City of Milan and Milan Main Street recently launched “The Faces of Milan” banners.  Hung along Dexter, County, Main, and Wabash streets, the banners feature photos of nearly thirty individuals who live, work, or attend school in Milan. These individuals were nominated by members of a selection committee made up of Milan Main Street board members, Milan Area Schools, community volunteers and more.

Inspiration for this project resulted from a conversation with Milan resident Don Harkness about a former downtown Milan soda fountain, Hawarny's.  During every football and basketball season Hawarany’s displayed photos of team members so that community members could get to know the players. The images created a connection to the teams that was undeniable. Milan community members came out in large numbers to support their team.

With this project, we wanted to celebrate more than just our high school athletes. While you will find high school athletes featured on the banners, you will also find individuals, young and old and in between, who represent a small portion of the amazing people who live, work and attend school in our community. There are no shortage of people who deserve to be on the banners. Our town is filled with incredible people and the 30 some individuals featured on the banners, we hope, will provide reason to celebrate ALL of the amazing people in our community as well as inspire conversations about who we should feature on future banners. 

Dan Adams
Jerroll Adams
Ken Baumann
Luanne Bradshaw
Alice Brobst-Walsh
Doris Campbell
Madelyn Cislo
Mackenzie Crawford
Sara Ford
Ben Forgey
Don Harkness
Dan Heikka
Paden Neely
Paden Neely, Isaac Miller and Stephen Satarino
Margaret Nichols
Josh Overbeek
Millard Phillips
Helen Polaski
Steve Montesanto
Steve Porter
Jodie Randolph
Dan Reeves
Kim Rhoney

Isabelle Schultz
Trent Trout
Shannon Dare Wayne
Ethan Wood
Joseph Zettelmaier
Vicki Zilke



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