Hawkinsville Better Hometown Promotions Committee
will begin plans for our 2012 Harvest Fest.
If you are interested
in becoming a volunteer
please contact the Better Hometown office.
Also: Please contact Kim Brown @ the COC to learn how to volunteer for
the upcoming “Peaches to Beaches Yard Sale” event (March 9 & 10) & for the 2012 Harness Festival (April 20 & 21).
RECEIVES NATIONAL MAIN STREET
This year, the efforts of
Hawkinsville Better Hometownearned it recognition for commercial district revitalization by meeting standards
for performance set by the National Trust for Historic Preservation's National Main Street
Center. Hawkinsville Better Hometown joins 593 other Main Street revitalization programs
nationally recognized as 2005 Accredited National Main Street Programs.
"The National Accreditation
means the Main Street program is meeting our national standards of performance for what a Main Street program
should be doing," said Doug Loescher, director of the National Trust's Main Street program. "The organizations
we name each year as National Main Street Programs are those that have demonstrated the skills needed to succeed
in Main Street revitalization."
The annual accreditation
process evaluates commercial district revitalization programs based on criteria ranging from having an active
board of directors and paid professional manager to tracking economic progress and preserving historic Main
"Rebuilding a district's
economic health and maintaining that success requires broad‑based community involvement, active support from
both the public and private sectors, and sound management," said Loescher. “Having a solid organization at
the foundation of that revitalization effort is so important to long term success."
performance was evaluated by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ Office of Downtown Development which
is the coordinating organization for Main Street programs in Georgia.
“We are so very proud of
our Better Hometown supporters, our local government support and our wonderful volunteers who make this program
work here in Hawkinsville, said Karen Bailey, Executive Director for Hawkinsville’s Better Hometown
The National Trust for
Historic Preservation is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting the
irreplaceable. Recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Trust was founded in 1949 and provides
leadership, education and advocacy to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize communities. Its
Washington, DC headquarters staff, six regional offices and 25 historic sites work with the Trust's 200,000
members and thousands of local community groups in all 50 states. For more information, visit the Trust's web
site at www.nationaltrust.org.
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