Fredericksburg Main Street event wins award
The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development has announced the Virginia Main Street Merit Award winners.
Fredericksburg won “Outstanding Fundraising Effort” for the Downtown Affair project. It featured an outside, six course dinner along Caroline Street. The event highlighted local downtown Fredericksburg restaurants, shops, historic venues, artists, and unique services found downtown. The event this year on October 6th has already sold out.
The Virginia Main Street program, managed by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), provides assistance and training to help communities increase the economic vitality of their downtown commercial districts. Virginia Main Street uses the National Main Street model to help communities revitalize their downtowns by focusing on their unique heritage and attributes. The program helps communities implement a comprehensive revitalization strategy that creates economic growth and pride in downtowns.