MSD nationally accredited

Main Street Duncan, Inc. received merit as an “accredited Main Street America program.”

Oklahoma Main Street Center announced a list of finalists who will at ten the program’s annual statewide awards competition. Among the award winners was Main Street Duncan, Inc., which has been named a finalist in the “best community education/public awareness” category.

According to the Oklahoma Main Street Center, Duncan representatives will join in to find out of they won during the 28th annual Main Street Awards Banquet, scheduled for May 9 at the Embassy Suites in Oklahoma City.

According to a press release, Duncan, which was named a finalist for the “This Place Matters” campaign, competes against Ardmore and Wilburton. Ardmore put on “your favorite new place” billboard campaign while Wilburton performed Main Street Week activities.

Main Street Duncan was also among the top 10 programs in 2016. According to Oklahoma Main Street Center, the Community of the Year Award will recognize the Main Street program that earned the most “points” during 2016. Duncan competes with Altus, Bartlesville, Guymon, Hobart, Newkirk, Okmulgee, Ponca City, Prague and Wilburton.

“The Oklahoma Main Street Center Awards Banquet celebrates the communities, people and events that make the program thrive,” said Buffy Hughes, Oklahoma Main Street director. “There are 21 competitive award categories representing the Main Street Four Points, and 19 different programs are in the top three of each.  We are always excited to see so many projects, events and people highlighted by the local programs. It is a joyful time for all involved in Main Street.”

The dinner and program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from your local Main Street Program for $45. 

 For a listing of Main Street programs in the state, or for more information about the Oklahoma Main Street Program, call (405) 815-6552 or visit OKcommerce.gov/mainstreet.