Ponca City brings home awards from state Main Street Program

Ponca City Now - May 5, 2016 12:08 pm

The Ponca City Main Street Program brought home three awards from the State Main Street Awards Banquet held Tuesday night at the Embassy Suites Downtown Medical Center Hotel in Oklahoma City.

Ponca City’s awards were for:

  • Best Community Education/Public Awareness, with the Hip-storic Banners
  • Premier Special Event Over 1,000 Attendees, with the Crazy Days Street Party
  • Best Façade Rehabilitation Over $10,000, with the rehabilitation of the Ponca City Public Schools E ast Administration Building.

Ponca City also was listed as one of the state’s Top Main Street Communities, along with Ada, Altus, Collinsville, El Reno, Enid, Hobart, Newkirk, Prague, Pryor and Woodward.

The Oklahoma Main Street Center announced the winners in 21 competitive award categories during the 27 th annual banquet.

“Each year brings another wonderful collection of creative entries that continue to amaze and impress us with their uniqueness,” said Linda Barnett, director of the Oklahoma Main Street program. “These award winners give us a chance to highlight many outstanding programs, projects, people and services that our Main Street communities offer their residents and visitors, alike. We are thankful for all of their efforts to make each of their commercial districts a wonderful place to live, work and play. It’s a big job that requires hours of time and effort on behalf of many people and these awards pay tribute to those efforts.”

Each award falls under one of the “four points” in the Main Street Approach – Organization, Promotion, Economic Vitality and Design.

Newkirk Main Street also came home a winner, recognized with the Best Volunteer Development Program, Leaders of Tomorrow; Creative New Event, with the 6×6 Art Show and Sale; and Best Sustainable Design Project, for Newkirk City Hall. Newkirk also was listed in the Top Main Street Communities


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