(Extensions of Remarks - December 07, 2004)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                            HON. FRED UPTON

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, December 7, 2004

  Mr. UPTON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and congratulate the 
City of Niles, Michigan for the dedication of its downtown 
``streetscape'' project. Over the past two years countless individuals 
tirelessly worked to bring this project to this remarkable pinnacle. 
With the addition of new streetlights, new planters, new patterned 
filled sidewalks, new drinking fountains, new benches, and new trash 
receptacles, the folks of Niles now have a tremendous downtown to be 
proud of. I had the great privilege of recently visiting the new 
streetscape and it is terrific.
  The finishing of the ``streetscape'' couldn't have come at a more 
appropriate or meaningful time as families and friends come together to 
celebrate the holidays. Volunteers have diligently worked stringing 
garlands along fences, threading strands of lights into the trees, and 
placing ribbons and wreaths on the new historic streetlights, all in an 
effort to make the downtown ready for its holiday celebration.
  Southwest Michigan and especially the folks of Niles truly have a 
magnificent historic downtown to cherish for years to come. On behalf 
of the Sixth District of Michigan I would like to especially pay 
tribute and give thanks to everyone who volunteered and worked on 
preserving and beatifying this great city.