ATHENS – Athens Main Street announced that they are one of the grantees selected to receive the 2023 Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area (MSNHA) Community Grant.
Athens Main Street Executive Director Tere Richardson said, “We are incredibly proud that MSNHA selected us for this $7,500 investment to enhance our farmers market’s attractiveness and functionality.”
According to Richardson, the historic Athens Farmers Market at Doug Gates Park is located in beautiful downtown Athens, a very culturally diverse area. The area also represents people of all different socioeconomic statuses. It not only highlights the finest offerings from local farmers and craftsmen but, with ongoing enhancements, it will serve as a versatile venue for various events.
Richardson says through this grant, Athens Main Street has been able to provide a badly needed new roof to the main pavilion.
Non-profits, local governments, businesses, schools, and other groups & organizations may apply for community grants through MSNHA. Applicants and projects must be in MSNHA’s six-county region which includes Limestone County. The Athens Farmers Market renovation project falls within MSNHA’s mission by fitting within the category of historic preservation.
Media Release/Blake Williams, TMP/Communication & Research Specialist/Limestone County Economic Development Association