Thursday, October 30th is the Annual Public Improvement Auction. This year’s proceeds will go towards the downtown banner project!
Click the link below to check out the auction booklet including pictures and descriptions of the items up for auction!
This past August, Emporia Main Street and the FreedomFest Committee kicked off the Veteran’s Banner Project to honor active duty military and veterans with banners on the downtown light poles. Over 100 banner submissions were received! The banners have been placed downtown, so stroll down Commercial and check them out! Click the links below for a map of the banners, and the Veteran’s Biography Booklet, which contains stories and information about the veterans pictured. Print it out and ready some incredible true stories as you look at the banners.
The Banner Project is closed for the 2014 year. We are hoping to be able to accommodate more requests next year, and are currently fundraising to do so. The downtown is maxed out of poles that have brackets, and brackets on each poles cost around $150. So in order to have to the ability to put up more banners, we must raise the money for the brackets. If you are interested in donating, you may send a check to the Emporia Community Foundation in care of Emporia Main Street. The funds raised from the Public Improvement Auction (October 30th at the Granada Theater Silent Auction at 530pm and Live Auction at 7pm) will be used towards the Banner Project.
Once the number of spots for next year has been determined, applications will be available in July. They will be on a first come first served basis. So those who turn in their forms with pictures, information, and their payment will be taken first.
Join us Sunday, November 9th for the FreedomFest Run/Walk/Bike & Obstacle Course
Run or walk in the 5k or ride in the 35 mile or 15 mile Bike race! This year there will be a new team event called the Tanker Tough! Click the link below for more information