Main Street in the News

Main Street Momence Receives Two Awards at State Conference

Janine Loftus receiving Design Award at Illinois Main Street Conference.

Janine Gubbins Loftus, Executive Director of Main Street Momence accepted the Illinois Main Street Award for Outstanding Design for Momence late last month in Carbondale, Illinois during the annual Illinois Main Street State Conference. This award was one of two presented to Main Street Momence. Ms. Gubbins Loftus is shown with Cory Jobe, the newly appointed State Director for the Illinois Office of Tourism.

Also received was the award in the Organization category for an Outstanding Fundraiser-Second Chance Prom, chaired by Nicole Ford.

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Illinois communities receive Lt. Governor's Awards for Downtown Revitalization

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Momence draws praise article

 

Tom Kapusta: "Momence plan draws praise for entire county"
(Daily Journal 3-3-12)
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"Main Street Momence: Building Jobs, One Small Business at a Time" (Daily Journal Editorial 9-21-11)
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USDA Blog: "Merrigan Meets Main Street Momence"
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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.

Spotlight

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!