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Main Street Enid Launches 2024 History Maker Campaign in Celebration of 30th Anniversary

Enid, OK, April 8, 2024 – As Main Street Enid commemorates three decades of revitalizing downtown Enid, the organization is thrilled to announce the kickoff of its 2024 History Maker Campaign. Their mission is committed to preserving and developing our downtown district through diverse partnerships as they enhance the quality of life in Downtown Enid.

Since the inception of the History Maker campaign in 2018, over $50,000 in donated funds have been allocated to the ongoing and competitive grants, catalyzing transformative projects across the Downtown Enid District. Notable beneficiaries include:

● 221 W Randolph
● 116-118 W Randolph
● 206 E Randolph
● 222 W. Randolph
● 220 W. Randolph
● 120 W Randolph
● 202 E Randolph Ave
● 225 W Randolph Ave
● 128 W Randolph Ave
● 101 N Grand
● 117 N. Grand
● 125 N Grand
● 122 N Independence
● 104 N Independence
● 221 N Independence
● 211 E Broadway
● 226 W Broadway
● 119 W Maple
● 112 E Cherokee

Walker’s Western Store, Competitive $10,000 Grant Recipient, Owner Jana Walker remarked, “The facade grant was an incredible blessing to help restore the front of our building in Downtown. Any time we got a chance to restore the old during the renovation, we took the opportunity, and it turned out better than we could imagine. It takes a lot of resources to get buildings restored and every extra bit of help we received from the grant made a huge difference in our small business to accomplish that goal. We chose Enid as our second location because we saw so much potential in the Downtown area to be renovated and brought back to life. We also love Northwest Oklahoma as lifelong residents in the area. Downtown seemed to be the next logical place we could facilitate our goals and make a positive impact in a community.”

In honor of Main Street Enid’s 30th anniversary, they aim to raise $30,000 through its 2024 History Maker Campaign. Thanks to the generous matching funds of $7500 from the Enid Regional Development Alliance and $5000 from Edward Jones, each donation received by June 30th, 2024, will have triple the impact. Donors contributing $100 or more will be recognized as History Makers, endorsing the mission of Main Street Enid to revitalize downtown Enid by preserving and promoting its historic district.

To be listed as a 2024 History maker you can make a tax-deductible donation of $100 or more by emailing historymaker@mainstreetenid.org, calling 580.234.1052 X 1, or visiting mainstreetenid.org.

The campaign kicked-off during the First Friday Carnival on April 5th, where over $1500 was raised through activities such as the dunk tank and a percentage of ticket sales from the B.AT. Mini Express train ride, all contributing to the History Maker Campaign.

Additionally, Main Street Enid introduces downtown discount cards priced at $20 each, featuring discounts from various partner businesses in downtown Enid good until April of 2025. The proceeds from these cards directly support the History Maker Campaign. With only a limited supply available, community members are encouraged to secure theirs promptly. You can contact Main Street Enid at the email, phone number, or website listed above to secure your card and find a list of locations to purchase one from.

Blake Reese
Blake Reese is the Coeditor and Advertising Director for Enid Monthly. Writing and editing are passions of his, but he also enjoys the connections and relationships he gets to make by going out into the community. Blake is originally from Wichita, Kansas, but he relocated to Enid after graduating from college. He graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science accompanied by a minor in Communications. Blake definitely misses the city life from time to time, but he's happy to be a part of the Enid community.

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