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Main Street Make-Over CORE raised $25,000 to make overMain Street
including the installation of historic street lights and
banners, park benches, raised the money for the
20/20 pocket park, and installed designation
plaques on historic buildings. This major project
could not have been completed without the
generous investment by our friends:
Solar Powered System The solar-powered system was provided with generous
support byGeneral Mills' Hamburger Helper
through theirHometown Helper Program. The
$5,000 grant provided funding for the solar-powered
system and installation of the street lights.
Street Light Sponsors Individuals contributed $1,500 toward the purchase of
seven permanent historic street lights for Main Street.
These contributors are:
Ms. Bonnie Wyatt
Dean and Peggy Hudson
Steven and Sarah Mitchell
Dr. Max and Jo Cheney
Gene and Reva Lockie
Bill and Thelma Windland
The following individuals contributed $500 toward the
purchase of a permanent street light:
which is owned byJim and Billieinstrumental in the
installation of our street lights. The Street Light
project would not be possibleClinkingbeard.not be
possible without the The Street Light project would Arkansasnot be possible without the inmates of the Central Unit. Arkansas Department of Correction North Central Unit.
Street Light Banners The following members of the community gave $125
toward the purchase of permanent banners to be hung
on the street lights:
Dick & Candy McClellan
Bob and Marilyn Panneman
Calico Rock Music Hall
In Honor of Mark Green
Hudson Family Enterprises
Photos & Phrames
Fred & Kathy Blickle
Calico Rock Lions Club
Christmas in Calico, Trolley Tours, and Ghost Town Tours CORE has augmented the successful efforts of the Chamber of Commerce by
developing the highly successfulChristmas in Calicofestival, trolley tours of
historic places in Calico Rock, and theGhost Town Tours(new in October
Bootlegger Daze Augmenting the successful efforts of the Chamber of Commerce, CORE has
capitalized on our history and begunBootlegger Daze, a one day event that
draws countless visitors from out of town to our community. The event features
the Poker Run which targets motorcycle enthusiasts.
Rockin' on Main CORE partnered withHagan Handcrafted Rockersto return the large
rocking chair to Main Street, a great attraction for tourists. The handcrafted
rocking chair provides a point of interest on Main Street and is a great place for
taking souvenir photographs.
New Businesses CORE has been supportive of new businesses like theCalico Rock Music Hall,Photos &Phrames, Altell Wireless Storeand in 2008 will welcome
new businesses to Main Street and elsewhere in the community.
Artists Debra Brown and Bryan Kyzar
have completed the murals on Main
Street. Brown completed the welcome
mural in the triangle section of the wall
and the mural panels on the Marsee
Building entering Ghost Town. Kyzar
completed the murals on the long
sections of wall.The artists were
inspired while poem writing about
the history of the town and using
information about the historical details
of the town's founding, the famous natives of the town of Calico Rocket, were able to
create real works of art. This will definitely attract the attention of even more visitors. CORE thanks our sponsors, committee members, the
artists, and committee chair Bob
Panneman for their great work and
support in this project.
Ray Carneal hangs banners on
the buildings on Main Street.
This completed the banner
project. Special thanks to First
National Bank of Izard County
and Ray for this fine work.