Thursday, June 02, 2011

Port Townsend Main Street Program celebrates 26th anniversary

Today's 26th anniversary party for the Port Townsend Main Street Program will be an occasion to recognize community members and get out the word about the town's opportunity to win a $25,000 historical preservation grant.

Main Street also is getting out the word about an online contest that could net Port Townsend, if it wins first place out of 100 entries nationwide, a $25,000 grant to be used for preservation and economic development projects in the historic district.

While the money would go to a variety of Main Street projects, the Hastings Building, 120 Taylor St., symbolizes the local effort in the “This Place Matters” contest, sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Each supporter can vote only once this month.

Each voter also will be entered into a drawing to possibly win what Main Street describes as “an epic night on the town in PT.”

The contest — sponsored by the Fireman's Fund and National Trust Insurance Services, which is part of the National Trust — began Wednesday and closes June 30.

Port Townsend's competition ranges from such small towns as Tumwater and such large cities as Chicago and Cleveland, Ohio. Read More

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