Jax Main Street falls short of $25K grant goal

By Gary Scott on June 1, 2016 at 12:57pm

Jacksonville Main Street is not in the final round of competing non-profit groups for a national online contest.

The organization promoting downtown Jacksonville had been soliciting votes for the America’s Main Street competition to receive a $25,000 grant.

The plan was to do maintenance to ten downtown “Wall Dog” murals if the grant was won. Twenty-five non-profit organizations made the quarterfinal round.

Voting numbers weren’t provided, but Jacksonville Main Street’s Kristen Jenkins said on “What’s On Your Mind?” this morning that the organization is certain it had impressive voting totals, crediting widespread support.

“We would not have gotten that far in that contest. We just wanted to really thank the Jacksonville community for how supportive they are of things like this. We have a really amazing community that everybody should be proud of, and we are very grateful to everyone who did vote and gave their time and support to this,” says Jenkins.”

The winner of the contest will be announced on Friday.