Friday, January 27, 2012

Main Street Awards Reception Huge Success!

TOCCOA, GA, January 26, 2012 –The Toccoa Main Street Program held its annual Main Street Awards Reception on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Nine businesses and several groups and individuals were honored with awards. Mayor David Austin and members of the Downtown Development Authority reviewed 2011 downtown revitalization efforts during the program as well as looking ahead to 2012.

The award winners were:

Best Historic Restoration Project - Organic Spa and Salon Anastasia

Outstanding Community Partner – Global Partitions

Main Street Newcomer – Sanders Drug Store

Best Adaptive Reuse – Cups – n – Cones

Outstanding Volunteer – Bob Troup

Best Historic Rehabilitation – Johnson and Fields

Special Recognition – Roots, Rhythm, and Rails

Dedicated Downtowner – Northland Communications

Best Historic Renovation – Toccoa Tileworks.

Also recognized were the many volunteers who helped with the 20 different events that were held in the downtown this year.

Following the presentation of awards, the 2012 Downtown Development Authority was introduced. DDA Board Members for 2012 are Chair Lynn Cox, Clay Fisher, Pam Keener, Michelle Lamping, Joann Raybon, Joe Sewell, Michele Whiten, and Terry Carter, the City Commission Liaison.

Mayor David Austin stated, “As we look back at 2011 it has been a year of major changes and much activity in the downtown. We expect to see a continuation of improvements in 2012 as we work together in both the public and private sectors. In our 22nd year as a Georgia Main Street, we intend to continue to make Historic Downtown Toccoa a place where people will want to come to live, shop, eat and be entertained.”