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 Public Input Sought on Main St. Program

October 1, 2008 - Knightstown residents are invited to a special meeting on November 11 offering information on the Indiana Main Street Program, a program of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA). The 7 p.m. meeting at the Hoosier Gym will feature a breakdown of the program, which focuses on community development that emphasizes preservation and development of traditional downtown resources.

According to Sue Hood, Farmland resident Larry Francer will explain how the Main Street Program was implemented in Farmland and how it positively benefited that community.

The program zeros in on four main community elements: design, organization, promotion and economic restructuring. “As the traditional heart and hub of government, commerce, justice and social interaction, the downtown business district plays a crucial role in the overall image of a community,” information from OCRA said.

Not only does the Main Street Program help communities build a framework for downtown revitalization, it also connects community leaders with downtown enhancement grants, technical assistance from Ball State University’s Center for Historic Preservation and training workshops featuring topics like volunteer recruitment, downtown promotions, work and vision plan creation and board development.

“Vibrant downtowns reflect the heritage and civic pride of our cities and towns, and they are critical to attracting industry, investment and visitors to an area,” Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman said recently. “By capitalizing on the existing assets in downtown areas, Indiana Main Street programs make their contributions to the overall success of their communities that will be felt for generations to come.”

Knightstown Chamber of Commerce President Sue Hood said the program could be very beneficial for Knightstown and she encourages citizens, civic leaders and local government officials to attend.

 

 

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