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The Canton Main Street Program is taking applications for directors to sit on the Main Street Advisory Board.  Applications may be picked up at the Main Street Office at the Plaza Museum at 119 N. Buffalo in Canton or click on the "Download Application Here" button.     

The Canton Main Street Advisory Board is a volunteer, working board appointed by Canton Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors with final approval by City Council.  Term of service is for three years beginning February 1st. The board meets at 8:00 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month and committees meet at various times as needed.  The Advisory Board sets the policies and workplans for the Main Street Program, including budget, projects, fund raising, design review and business support and recruitment.  Each board member must serve on at least one of the following committees: Promotion, Design, and Organization. Each board member must be able and willing to commit 4 to 10 hours of their time each month and more time during events when needed.

Canton has been in the Texas Main Street Program since 2001 and has achieved recognition from the National Trust for Historical Preservation.  The program is a downtown revitalization program of the Texas Historical Commission and is administered locally through volunteers and paid staff under the Canton Economic Development Corporation. Canton Main Street strives to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of Downtown Canton, restore a positive image, and create economic growth for the community through historic preservation activities, retail and tourism opportunities.   

Some projects of the Canton Main Street Program in the past have been: coordinating the renovation of downtown sidewalks to include ADA accessibility, period lampposts, trash receptacles and benches; purchasing festive seasonal banners and lining the building tops with white lights; assisting downtown building owners with exterior renovations through design assistance and incentive grants; hosting the annual Autumn  Festival, free outdoor movies, Dinner on Main Street and holiday activities in the downtown area; providing co-op advertising opportunities for downtown merchants; serving as advocate of Downtown.

For more information, call Stacy Crossley, at 903-567-1851 or email scrossley@cantontex.com.  The Main Street office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Old Plaza Theater 119 N. Buffalo Street.