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Main Street earns two state awards
9/12/2013 1:16:21 PM
Last Updated:
5/21/2015 11:17:55 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. – Newkirk won two awards at The Oklahoma Main Street Center announced the winners in 21 competitive award categories during the 26th annual Main Street Awards Banquet, May 5, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage  Museum.

“Every year we are amazed at all the wonderful, creative projects and people that are nominated for these awards,” said Linda Barnett, director of the Oklahoma Main Street program.  “Each entry  highlights the outstanding volunteers, events and restoration projects taking place throughout Oklahoma. Main Street programs and communities continue to thrive because of the determination, hard work, and effort of many people.  We are truly blessed in Oklahoma  and it continues to be an honor to recognize these award winners.”

Each award falls under one of the “four points” in the Main Street Approach – Organization, Promotion, Economic Restructuring and Design.

Newkirk Main  Street won first place in the state with Best Façade Under $10,000 – Rocky Bluff Photography and Creative New Event - Valued Treasures Antique Appraisals.  They also placed in the top three with Best Volunteer Development Program – Newkirk Leadership Class, Outstanding Image Promotion – Newkirk’s Sports Legacy, and Best Façade Over $10,000 – Eastman National Bank.  Mary Austin was honored with a special plaque as Newkirk Main Street’s Board Member of the Year.

 Twenty-two volunteers attended the banquet where they were joined by Senator Eddie Fields.

 For more information about the Oklahoma Main Street Program, please call (405) 815-6552 or visit

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