by Rina Rien, Director, Casa Grande Main Street

They can park 150 classic cars in perfect harmony, fend off bee attacks at the food court and empty APS trash boxes with a single bound. If Historic Downtown is the heart of Casa Grande, then our volunteers set the rhythm that keeps it beating. From merchant ambassadors that help coordinate events, to volunteer docents dressed as historical characters, the multitude of experiences awaiting you downtown would not go on without them.

The benefits to our organization are obvious. But what does a volunteer get out of the deal?

“I love the social aspect and opportunity to meet new people with the same interests” said Mary Hynek, aka “Pearl Heart” during the historical tours. “It’s rewarding to work with an organization like Main Street, whose mission in the Historic Downtown is one I truly believe in.”

In the coming weeks, our volunteers will be working overtime as we gear up for our 18th Annual Street Fair and Car Show on January 20 and 21. Day Out Downtown is dark in January, and will resume Third Thursdays, February-April 2018. Be sure to check our web calendar at cgmainstreet.org for the latest on events like our Happy Hour Stroll, and “like” our Facebook Page to get updates on the latest businesses and activity happening downtown.

Casa Grande Main Street is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization working on downtown revitalization and historic preservation. The Main Street program is designed to improve all aspects of the downtown experience. Strengthening public participation and making downtown a fun place to visit are as critical to Main Street’s future as drawing new business, rehabilitating structures and expanding parking options.