Volunteer / Donate

Want to get involved?
Thank you for your interest in Main Street Momence!  Your participation will help bring about positive results for downtown and make our mission a reality.  If you want to make Momence’s Historic Downtown District an even better place to live, work and play, then we would love for you to join our growing team. 

There a several ways to participate:

Volunteer

Become a General Volunteer - Fill out and submit the Volunteer Questionaire online, Contact us or stop by our office to fill out a Volunteer Questionnaire to help determine how you'd like to donate your time and talents. General Volunteers assist our program periodically.
Join a committee - There are four standing committees: Design, Organization, Promotion and Economic Restructuring. Committees meet regularly to implement their annual action plans for specific projects. Attend our monthly meetings, which are held on the second Monday of each month at our office, 103 N. Dixie Hwy. at 5:30 p.m. Meetings typically last 1 hour. All committees meet at this time.

Become an MSM Partner
Main Street Momence, a 501c(3) non-profit preservation and economic development program, relies on broad-based community support and the generous donations of downtown stakeholders in the form of annual sustaining partnerships. By joining MSM as a partner, you become an essential link in the effort to revitalize our historic downtown. As such, your partnership dollars will be allocated for:

Special Events & Printed Materials
Façade Improvement Grants
Beautification, i.e. flower planters
Office Expenses and Equipment
Training Opportunities for Staff & Volunteers

Partnership benefits include:

Discounts to participate in special downtown promotions/events
Discounts for business seminars/workshops
Limited access to MSM's mail and email lists
Invitation to partner/volunteer appreciation night/annual meeting
Business highlighted in downtown directory
Recognition at all Main Street events

The satisfaction is knowing that you are an active participant in your downtown’s revival!

Contact our office to donate OR you can donate to Main Street Momence online through our Network for Good partner. Thank you!

"Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens
can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
-Margaret Meade

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!