‘A Step Back in Time’ Wins Award from MS Main Street

“A Step Back in Time,” a September 2015 event that showcased the history of Kosciusko’s historic downtown through portrayals of prominent figures in the city’s history (for background, see this story from BreezyNews), was recognized at Mississippi Main Street’s 27th Annual Awards Luncheon.

PROMOTION AWARD

Creative New Event – “A Step Back in Time”

Via G.G. Holmes, Director of Community Development & Partnerships for the Kosciusko Attala Partnership:

We know what Main Street is but do we really know why it matters? Our Main Street tells us who we are, who we were and how the past has shaped us; it is the place of shared memories. On a muggy night in September 2015, our community, along with Kosciusko Main Street, took a step back in time to relive the good ole days of the 19th century.

The goal of Main Street was to present our history to the Kosciusko community in a narrative form, not only to enlighten but to entertain, to build community rapport as well as showcase the beauty of our historic courthouse and court square. Nearly 150 people attended this event, from our senior citizens to school children with eager minds that soaked up the history. These forefathers molded our community by teaching us how to make Kosciusko a proud community. This award recognizes the downtown organization that has created a quality creative event, generating traffic for the downtown.