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Mena Downtown grants offered

Submitted by Judy Thompson/Downtown Partners

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has announced that communities participating in the Main Street Program will receive Downtown Revitalization Grants. A total of $6,000 of grants to be available for businesses in the designated downtown Mena area.

In order to receive complete information, including grant sizes and requirements, and to pick up an application, downtown business representatives are asked to attend the Downtown Partners’ meeting at noon on Sept. 21, at American Artisans. The restaurant will be closed; however, attendees are invited to bring their own lunch.  Grant applications will be available to any business in the downtown commercial district. The business does not have to be a member of Mena Downtown Partners.

Mena Downtown Partners have announced newly elected officers are Linda Ostman  (Wild Hare Art Glass Studio), president; Tom Byrd (Mena Star), vice-president; Jackye Palmer (Pulse), secretary; Rick Chrisman (American Artisan), treasurer; and Judy Thompson, downtown business liaison.

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