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Vicksburg Main Street’s ‘Pure Imagination’ event named state’s best

JACKSON — The event might have been “Pure Imagination,” but the award won by Vicksburg Main Street Thursday was very real.

During the Mississippi Main Street Association’s annual awards luncheon, Vicksburg Main Street was one of the associations honored for work and programs done over the past year.

In Vicksburg’s case, the Outstanding Retail Promotion award was for the “Pure Imagination: Shop in a world of pure imagination” event held in October in conjunction with the Mississippi Association of Gifted Children’s convention.

Director Kim Hopkins and Ashley Dawson, with Vicksburg Main Street, and Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. were on hand to accept the award.

The annual awards luncheon honors Main Street directors, board members and volunteers and recognizes the most outstanding downtown development projects from Main Streets in Mississippi.

“The MMSA is honored to celebrate Mississippi’s downtown communities,” Kevin Stafford, MMSA Board president, said. “Our local leaders, partners, and investors are to be admired and commended for their vision and drive to reinvent, rehabilitate, grow, and diversify the downtown experience, all while preserving its historical legacy.

“I am inspired by their entrepreneurial spirit and impressed by the economic opportunities provided to our communities.”