One year ago, about a dozen people joined the newly formed Main Street Toccoa Facebook Group. What a difference a year makes.
On Tuesday, December 29, Sarah Williams Coleman was the 500th person to join the increasingly popular site.
In recognition of this milestone, Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby presented Sarah with a gift package featuring promotional materials from Main Street’s 20 annual events.
Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. The site boasts more than 350 million active users.
Members of Main Street Toccoa’s Facebook Group have access to photos of the area, event information, updates from downtown, and discussions of local interest. There is no cost to join.
"We have primarily used Facebook to help remind members about upcoming events in downtown Toccoa," said Main Street Assistant Shawn Apostel. "When members RSVP to our events, then all their friends are notified. Friends can then RSVP to the same event, thereby spreading the news to people we may not reach otherwise."
Now that the group is one year old, Main Street Toccoa is planning on utilizing the site to announce special promotions for downtown businesses and promoting downtown as a destination for dining, shopping, living and playing.
Main Street also uses Facebook to share photos illustrating the natural and historic beauty of our community and to encourage people who have moved away to remember the fond memories they have of Toccoa.