Contact: Carlee Schulte, Executive Director August 27, 2014
Milledgeville Main Street/DDA
P.O. Box 1422
105 East Hancock St.
Milledgeville, GA 31059
Phone: 478.414.4014
Fax: 478.452.4834
Email: cschulte@milledgevillega.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Great American Main Street Hometown Celebration
Milledgeville, GA- On August 15th 2014 the community came together to celebrate Milledgeville being named a Great American Main Street City. The award is given to communities that exemplify the use of the Main Street Approach to revitalization of their traditional downtowns and/or business districts.
The 100 block of West Hancock Street was closed to thru traffic and opened to pedestrians to hang out and enjoy live music from the band Reunion. An estimated 2000 community members gathered for the evening of fun. The Rotary Club of Milledgeville provided activities for kids including corn hole, face paintings, and hula hooping.
The Convention and Visitors Bureau debuted the new trolley, Milly, offering free rides around beautiful historic downtown Milledgeville. Milledgeville Main Street and community partners also took the time to recognize other national winners in Milledgeville with a Parade of Champions.
Social Media played a role in the event with a live stream of pictures from people who used #ilovemilly. One lucky person won $50 downtown dollars just for using the hashtag, ilovemilly. Many businesses also stayed open late and offered wonderful specials.
A special thank you goes to the Milledgeville Main Street/ Downtown Development Authority partners: City of Milledgeville, downtown merchants, Keep Milledgeville-Baldwin Beautiful, the Rotary Club of Milledgeville, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Chamber of Commerce and the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Development Authority.