2017 Main Street Alabama Awards

● Excellence in Architectural Design – First Presbyterian Church won for the renovation of the former Goodyear store, circa 1953, into the Revival building on Washington Street. Revival is an event venue that offers an open area with kitchen, meeting rooms and outdoor space.

● Excellence in Historic Preservation – The Limestone County Courthouse, circa 1918, won for the restoration project that addressed growth and safety needs while maintaining historic integrity. The renovation added courtrooms, improved plumbing and added structural support.

● Excellence in Planning and Public Space – The Athens Street Department won for its pedestrian railroad crossing on Market Street where steps and a handicap accessible ramp were added to safely connect the shops on Market Street east of the railroad tracks to The Square on the west side of the tracks.

● Community Award – The Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission won for engaging high school students in civic and community service programs. This included students learning about downtown-based organizations and historic downtown sites through volunteering at downtown events, creating bicentennial-themed videos and touring iconic sites.


Other Awards…

2016 Main Street Alabama “Excellence in Fundraising” for the event A High Cotton Homecoming with Roger Murrah and Friends

2016 Main Street Alabama “Community Award” for Athens-Limestone Community Association

2016 Main Street Alabama “Excellence in Business Promotions” for Fridays After Five

2016 Main Street Alabama “Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships” for projects done with Lowe’s of Athens

2016 Main Street Alabama “Excellence in Architectural Design” for the City of Athens and its new City Hall
2015 Peak Award for  “Organization of the year” by Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourism Association
2014 Main Street Alabama “Excellence in Promotion” for Athens Saturday Market 
Received State Certification for Athens Saturday Market in 2014
2014 Main Street Alabama “Excellence in Fundraising” for Dinner in the Orchard event featuring Alabama Shakes
2014 Main Street Alabama “Excellence in Volunteer Development” 
2014 Main Street Alabama “Excellence in Private/Public Partnerships” for work with H.C. Blake on High Cotton Arts 
2014 Main Street Alabama “Excellence in Business Promotion” for Sippin’ Cider 
2014 SOA Director, Trisha Black, Main Street Alabama Leadership Award
2013 Main Street Alabama “Excellence in Promotion” for Athens Grease Festival 
2013 Main Street Alabama “Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships” for collaboration on downtown improvement projects with Athens Rotary 
2013 Main Street Alabama “Excellence in Promotion” for Athens Grease Festival
2012 Athens Grease Festival  Named “one of Alabama’s oddest festivals” by al.com

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