Main Street workshop draws crowd to Burleson Center

Main Street Alabama, headquartered in Birmingham, made a visit to the Burleson Center last week to hold a workshop for area community representatives.

MSA serves communities all over the state, and as part of the organization’s regional approach, Main Street Alabama planned two workshops for this area. The first was held last week in Hartselle, Making Good Design Happen, and the next will likely be next month in Moulton, focusing on promotion basics.

Field services specialist Trisha Black said Main Street is working with NARCOG to offer network services to seven communities, including Hartselle, Hanceville, Eva, Falkville, Moulton, Courtland and Town Creek.

  “I have made site visits in each community and then returned to do a public presentation to explain the Main Street Four Point Approach and the services offered by Main Street Alabama,” Black said. “In a nutshell, each community receives a site visit, public presentation and two workshops in the area. I also provide resources as needed to each community as it relates to their revitalization needs.”

Hartselle Mayor Randy Garrison was present R the event and said at the start of the meeting how excited the city was to have Main Street Alabama in Hartselle to lead this event.

Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail was present for the workshop and said Hanceville has been trying to revitalize the downtown area for some time. He said he felt the workshop was really beneficial.

“I’ve been involved with them for a while, and they give you good ideas on what to do and not to do in the downtown area,” Nail said. “They’re really good about helping you, and it was worth the while being there. We’ve been working really hard on our downtown area in Hanceville and getting things going.

“We were accepted a few months back to be an ACE community,” Nail added. “What that means is that people from Alabama, Auburn and others come and do a study on your town and guide us for the future. We’re the first city in Cullman County to be accepted, so we’re trying to couple all this together and make some new things happen downtown.”

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