A Home for Our Village Clock
The new plaza at the corner of Old Shell Road and McGregor Avenue was designed by the Village of Spring Hill to give our community a much needed town center. In cooperation with CVS Corporation and The Mitchell Company, this center has become a reality. Signature Village pavers, trees, and lighting are part of the design, giving this important corner Main Street appeal as well as providing a home for our new Village clock. The Village of Spring Hill will maintain the planter with seasonal flowers.
The Verdin Company clock is prominently placed in the raised planter. It was funded through a charity run organized by the Carpe Diem Runners last December and recently through a sold-out luncheon sponsored by True Restaurant. Generous support was also received from Regions Bank, BankTrust, BBVA Compass, Roberts Brothers Realty, RBC Centura Bank, Carpe Diem Coff ee & Tea Co., and others. The clock is dedicated to the memory of Van Rusling, founder of Carpe Diem and president of the Spring Hill Merchants Association from 1996 until 2004. The clock is the realization of Van’s vision for an identifying marker for the Spring Hill community.
A history of the site is displayed on a plaque which the Ollie R.Threadgill, Sr. family has dedicated to the memory of the Henderson family, long time Spring Hill property and business owners. A generous donation of three memorial benches was made by the family, completing the look of the plaza. CVS Corporation has an agreement with the family to designate the plaza as Henderson Place.