Emporia Main Street announces growth of Main Street Banner Project during annual meeting Thursday Featured

Emporia Main Street Director Casey Woods welcomes viewers to the annual Main Street Meeting Wednesday. Emporia Main Street Director Casey Woods welcomes viewers to the annual Main Street Meeting Wednesday. Facebook Screenshot Image

Emporia Main Street announced expansion is coming for one of Emporia's most popular veterans' tribute activities.

Main Street Director Casey Woods announced during the Main Street annual meeting Thursday evening that 11 new spaces will be added to the organization's annual Veteran's banner project. Woods says the additional slots are the direct result of a continued partnership between Main Street, Emporia State University and Evergy.

 

A drawing for the 11 new slots will take place Tuesday from the remaining pool of banner applicants that were not selected during Main Street's first drawing Jul. 1.

Separately during the meeting, Main Street recognized its annual award recipients. Kristy Bayer was recognized as Main Street's Advocate of the Year, Business of the Year went to Plum Bazaar and Hannah Price received the Volunteer of the Year Award.

The Steve Hanschu Excellence in Design Award was given to the City of Emporia for its work in maintaining and improving city infrastructure while Cory Haag received the J Warren Brinkman Preservation Award. In other business Thursday, Main Street recapped its recent efforts to assist the local community through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic including highlighting the establishment of the Greater Emporia Area Disaster Relief Fund in partnership with KVOE and the Emporia Community Foundation.

Main Street also announced its new team of officers and outlined its goals and objectives for the upcoming year.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's annual meeting took place on Facebook Live to reduce the risk of coronavirus spread.

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