We have set the following dates for Main Street events. We hope you will make note of them, too. June 15 is our annual board meeting; July 15 we will sponsor a STAR workshop; Aug. 7 will be Family Fun Day; Sept. 11 is the date for the annual Main Street dinner/concert/auction; Lincoln Days is Oct. 2-3; Nov. 15-17, will be setup time for Festival of Trees; Nov. 18-20 the festival is open; Nov. 20 is Christmas on the Square. Another workshop is not yet scheduled but will teach participants how to preserve photos, documents and scrapbooks for the family and community history.
This is Volunteer Week, so we take this opportunity to thank every person who has helped us to undertake various projects for Main Street. There are so many of you, but this time we will focus on our hard-working board members.In a front window of the Chamber of Commerce you will see pictures of our board members. There are a few people of whom we have not been able to obtain photos.
Our executive board members are President Larry Davis, Vice President Harry Alexander, Treasurer Paula Gearon, Secretary David Harrison, Promotion Committee Chair Wally Sparks, Design Committee Chair Nancy Alexander, Economic Restructuring Chair Iris LaRue and Organization Chair Nina Hutchins. Other board members are Eddie Black, Phyllis Blakeman, Nina Cundiff, Susie Literall, Dr. Kevin Malison, Andy Meredith, Barbara Sparks, David Stearman and Rita Williams. Mayor Terry Cruse is an active ex officio member and our youth members are Leah Carter, Michael Huff and David Cruse.
Main Street is looking for ‘gently used’ trees, wreaths
If you are spring cleaning or having a yard sale and you have some Christmas trees of any size from tiny to 10-feet, we’d love to take them off your hands. Let us know so we can get a look at them. Wreaths, banners and the like also are on the wanted list.
Last year’s Festival of Trees sold all of our participants’ items, and all of ours as well, so we are looking for more to give a second life and pass along. Call me at 358-5913 to donate or for more information.