Main Street associations and members across the Golden Triangle have been recognized for their work over the last year by the Mississippi Main Street Association.
Main Street Columbus, Starkville Main Street Association and West Point Main Street were invited to a luncheon Thursday in Jackson to celebrate the best Main Street directors, board members and volunteers.
Main Street Columbus walked away with three awards. Barbara Bigelow, Amber Brislin and Chelsea Best split the award for Outstanding Marketing Campaign with Main Street Greenville for their joint effort in their marketing for each entity’s annual festivals. Columbus helped promote Greenville’s Delta Hot Tamale Festival as Main Street Columbus promoted the Market Street Festival, and vice-versa.
Chris Chain was named the Main Street Revitalization Champion for his renovation work on the old Stone Hotel, which was converted into open space for individual work and businesses and also added 18 new apartments.
Munson and Brothers were dubbed the MMSA’s Outstanding New Business.
Starkville Main Street Association took home the title of Outstanding Creative Fundraising for the Cash “Cal” October Fundraiser. The fundraiser included a skeleton figure named Cal, which was short for calcium, floating around to different area businesses. Businesses paid $100 each to have Cal visit them for the day, which included a Facebook post of the five-foot tall skeleton. The proceeds raised benefitted the Starkville Main Street Association.
Rounding out the awards in the Golden Triangle, West Point Main Street was awarded with the Outstanding Merchant of the Year as their own Scott Reed. Reed owns Petal Pushers, a floral shop on Commerce Street. During the 2021 Valentine’s Day rush, Reed and his business went out of their way to deliver to customers.