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11779 Somerset Avenue, #12

Princess Anne, MD 21853

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Main Street Accomplishments

Major accomplishments starting with most recent:

 

  • Organized "Welcome to Princess Anne" signs and music for the 2000 participants on the Seagull Century Bike Ride encouraging them to return to shop, eat and stay. Over 20 volunteers from the town and UMES showed up early on a raining Saturday morning to promote our town, with many riders promising to come back to such a friendly town.  

 

  • Sponsored a Bluegrass Concert on the Courthouse lawn the last Sunday in August where over 110 people came.

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  • Facilitated the Renovation of Washington Hotel. Main Street organized the business structure required to ensure the hotel renovation and played a key role in identifying and organizing private investors.  The Maryland Governor cut the ribbon for the reopening in August 2016.

 

  • Sponsored an exhibit celebrating the historic Oaksville Eagles Negro Baseball League, which operated from 1910 to 1978.

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  • Working closely with the Town Manager, Main Street successfully led a campaign to keep the Princess Post Office downtown and not move to Rt 13.

 

  • Enabled  private investment in saving an abandoned gas station and turning it into a successful antique store.

  

  • Developed a cell phone walking and driving tour of historic Princess Anne.  Volunteers of the Main Street program paid for and maintain the program, still in operation.

 

  • Sponsored billboards on the North and South ends of Town, promoting Princess Anne.    After 8 years of wear and tear, we replaced the South Billboard and participated in repairing the North billboard.  Funds were provided by PNC bank.

  • Aided in facade Improvements along Somerset Avenue.  Main Street helped design, fabricate and install awnings along Somerset Avenue.  A professional designer was used to select appropriate patterns and color pallet. Several store fronts were painted and repaired as well.

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  • Helped in remodeling of “End Cap” buildings   By working with a “free” Main Street architect this exterior of these buildings were remodeled to be more compatible with Town architecture. The remodeling of Junior’s building allowed him to reposition his filling station business to a fine wine and cheese shop.  Today that business draws customers from a broad regional base.

 

  • Organized, nurtured and promoted the Town’s farmers market.

  

  • Organized and promoted multiple events in partnership with UMES such as the Chalk In, Street Sweep and First Thursdays.

 

  •  Initiated the Town’s original Website and found a funding source,

 

  • Helped organize and promote initial Muskrat Dive on New Years Eve  and subsequent events.​​

  • Organizes a multitude of promotional efforts including Social Media, TV, radio, popular magazines, and newsprint for seasonal events in the town.  

 

  • Envisioned and facilitated the expansion and beautification of Manokin Park leading to the purchase and inclusion of an old  garage into the Park through a grant from DNR.

 

  • Assisted in repairing the Election House at Manokin Park whch was temporarily used as a visitor center also housing a canoe/kayak concession sponsored by Main Street.

  • An annual Town expenditure of $15,000 since 2008 has enabled Princess Anne to receive State funds of $1,238,000.  Many of these funds are NOT available to towns without Main Street programs.