Heritage Ohio presented the Best Main Street Committee Project award to Main Street Delaware at Heritage Ohio’s Annual Preservation and Revitalization Awards Ceremony held Oct. 23 at the historic Allen Theater in downtown Cleveland.
After a year of planning, Main Street Delaware debuted “Home for the Holidays Weekend” in 2017, a three-day weekend highlighted by a holiday parade, Christmas tree lighting, carriage rides, merchant open house, “Dash for Dasher” scavenger hunt, Santa House and more.
Heritage Ohio created the Best Main Street Committee Project award to celebrate committee projects conducted by Ohio Main Street Programs that excelled in bringing local residents to their downtown areas and facilitating community engagement. Heritage Ohio’s independent award selection committee was quick to recognize Main Street Delaware’s success.
“Many Main Street projects were considered,” said Joyce Barrett, executive director of Heritage Ohio, “and we are happy to recognize such a comprehensive project that brought joy to participants and effectively stimulated the downtown economy.”
Susie Bibler, Main Street Delaware’s executive director, said the organization is pleased to be establishing another family tradition that showcases the vitality of the historic downtown.
“This year’s second annual Home for the Holidays Weekend promises to be just as much fun for everyone,” Bibler said. “We can’t wait to welcome everyone downtown for the three-day celebration Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. Mark your calendars now and plan to join us!”
About Heritage Ohio
As Ohio’s official historic preservation and Main Street organization, Heritage Ohio fosters economic development and sustainability through preservation of historic buildings, revitalization of downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts, and promotion of local tourism. Learn more by visiting www.heritageohio.org.
About Main Street Delaware
Main Street Delaware is a 501(c)(3) member-supported organization that seeks to preserve and promote historic downtown Delaware. Main Street Delaware coordinates the First Friday celebrations, downtown Farmers’ Markets, Home for the Holidays weekend, and more. Main Street Delaware is an accredited Ohio Main Street Community. For additional information, contact Bibler at 740-362-6050 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more at www.mainstreetdelaware.com or www.facebook.com/MainStreetDelaware.
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