By Conrad Dudderar
Senior Staff Writer
A downtown retailer has been recognized for her dedication and commitment to Yukon’s Main Street program.
Yukon’s Angie McPherson was among 23 outstanding individuals honored this week during the 30th Annual Oklahoma Main Street Awards Banquet at the Embassy Suites Downtown Medical Center Hotel in Oklahoma City.
The Board Member of the Year was established to recognize the enormous commitment of the thousands of Main Street volunteers across the state.
McPherson was selected as the representative of Yukon’s Best Main Street program and the Yukon 66 Main Street Association.
The “Yukon 66 Main Street Board Member of the Year” award was presented to McPherson “for her dedication and exemplary commitment of time, talents and energy invested” in the Yukon Main Street program, according to the award nomination.
“Angie’s service to the organization reflects favorably upon herself, her business, the Yukon 66 Main Street Association and the community as a whole.”
The owner of The Arrangement at 451 W Main, McPherson serves as promotions committee chair for the Yukon Main Street board.
McPherson coordinated all downtown Yukon special events, retail promotions and marketing efforts throughout the 2018 holidays.
As a Main Street retailer, McPherson was recognized for understanding the value of promoting downtown as a destination.
“It is quite amazing to see how she manages being on-site setting up for an event one minute, greeting customers to her shop the next minute, and still have time to mill about Main Street to be sure everything is going smoothly,” the award nomination states.
‘ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING POSSIBLE’
One board member from each Oklahoma Main Street program is selected annually to be honored at the Main Street Awards Banquet.
These individuals are active in their local programs and have made exceptional commitments of time and energy to historic district revitalization during the past year.
“We know from experience that with enough people engaged in Main Street’s work, anything and everything is possible,” said Buffy Hughes, director of the Oklahoma Main Street Center.
“The real strength of Main Street lies in the people that give of their time, share ideas and donate their dollars to implement positive change in their communities. We are honored to recognize this collective group of outstanding volunteers.”
For more information about the Oklahoma Main Street Program, call (405) 815-6552 or visitwww.OKcommerce.gov/mainstreet.