Main Street Committee Model

The Four-point Approach of the Main Street Program is a comprehensive revitalization plan made up of four components. Each of these components works in conjunction to strategically solve problems in the downtown and is represented by a Main Street committee. The four committees meet on a regular basis to complete annual work plans, which are created to guide activities and provide a yardstick for measuring program success.


This group works toward enhancing the physical appearance of Downtown Momence by capitalizing on its unique assets and heritage. Encouraging the rehabilitation of historic buildings and sensitive new construction are aspects of this committee. The Design Committee also works to develop strategies for streetscape and other beautification projects. This committee administers the Facade Grant Program.

Economic Restructuring

The Economic Restructuring committee works to strengthen the existing downtown business base and recruit new concerns by providing information and research, identifying opportunities for market growth, and developing financial incentives for building rehabilitation and business development. The Main Street Momence ER Committee administers the Low-interest Revolving Loan Program.


The Organization Committee focuses on recruitment and training of volunteers, communications, the annual partnership campaign and fund-raising events to ensure that Main Street Momence remains a vital organization. This committee also is charged with building consensus and cooperation among community stakeholders who have a role to play in the revitalization process. The committee works with the Board of Directors to market Main Street to prospective investors.


The goal of the Promotion Committee is to create retail promotions, special events and a positive image of the business district that attracts residents and visitors downtown to shop, invest, recreate and socialize.

Recent Events

Carolers performing at the Graham House
December 2nd

Christmas Gathering

This annual Holiday event features the downtown brimming with Holiday Cheer - with special guest Santa and his reindeer, camel rides, horse-drawn sleigh rides, craft shows, and lots more activities for young and old alike. Beautifully decorated store windows in the theme "Christmas Blessings" and the community Christmas Tree warmly welcome visitors to this Momence Holiday Tradition.

Bordertown Haunting Hayride
October 28th

Bordertown Hauntings

The annual downtown trick-or-treating event saw hundreds of visitors brave the cold in order to participate in activities such as cookie decorating, pumpkin decorating, and the haunted house.

Cruise Night on Washington Street
May - August

Cruise Nights

Washington Street Downtown once again came alive with antique and unique "Cool Cars under the Stars" throughout the summer. The public came out to browse, listen to the music, eat some great food, and take a chance on the split the pot drawings held at each event.


Auctioneer Bill Phelps

Annual Community Auction

Sunday, April 29th

Next up - Main Street's Annual Community Auction features a wide variety of items, including furniture, household items and decor, plants for your garden, and much more, which will be awarded to the highest bidder. Items for the auction can either be donated or consigned - so it's a great time to clean out your attic and basement. Auctioneers Bill Phelps and Danny Loftus from River Valley Auctions lead a professional auction - your chance to go home with treasures you didn't know you needed. So come on over to St. Pat's Gym for a day of fun!