My Hometown Carrollton strives to create a sense of community by inspiring local support & providing downtown promotion.
Since starting our organization last year, we have accomplished many tasks for our community:
-Hired our first Executive Director & opened our office on the square.
-First Friday Cornhole Fundraiser.
-Started a NEW TREX Plastic Recycling Program.
-Sponsored beautiful summer flowers for downtown planters.
-Hosted TWO Spruce Up the Square Volunteer Days.
(cleaned windows, repaired broken benches, decorated planter boxes, picked up trash)
-Coordinated light pole banners with Grain Belt Express Grant, CMU and Chamber of Commerce.
-Awarded MFA Oil grant to provide locally made vendor booths. (available to the public later this year)
-Won the MO Humanities Feature Five Small Town Showcase competition.
-Hosted The Community Presentation with MO Main Street Connection and their team of national downtown design and business advisors for visual design ideas, historic preservation techniques and economic vitality strategies.
-Sippin' on the Square fundraising events.
-Planning a new Holiday Homes Tour Tradition.
-Hosted the second annual Flip the Switch lighting event at the Christmas parade.
-Hosted a community Town Hall event.
-Completed a community survey with needs for downtown.
-Board members attended training conferences.
-Board members selected, and by-laws approved.
-Hosted first annual Beer Stein Holding Contest and Wine Pull fundraising events at the Sippin' on the Square event.
-Started the "Flip the Switch" community tradition of the NEW Mayor's Christmas Tree on the square.
-Hosted first annual Kickball Tournament.