2012 Main Street Champions
On Thursday, January 31, 2013 Veronica Jones was honored as a 2012 Main Street Champion at the North Carolina Main Street Annual Awards Ceremony in Salisbury. Jones was selected by Reidsville Downtown Corporation for this special recognition in appreciation of her exceptional contributions to the downtown revitalization process. Along with Champions from 30 other communities, she received a certificate commemorating this designation, presented by N.C. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Dale Carroll and Office of Urban Development Director Liz Parham.
Established in 2000 as part of North Carolina Main Street’s 20th anniversary celebration, the Main Street Champion designation acknowledges the extraordinary efforts of those persons who have played pivotal roles in the revitalization of their downtowns. The dedication and hard work of countless volunteers is required to make a local Main Street program successful. Each of the state’s active Main Street programs is given the opportunity annually to recognize a local Main Street Champion. The addition of this year’s honorees brings the total number of North Carolina Main Street Champions to 500.
“Main Street Champions are those individuals who lead by example. Whether they renovate a building, open a business, volunteer their services, or rally the troops, they step out in front and encourage others to follow. They are recognized for the dedication to their communities that furthers the efforts of downtown revitalization,” said Parham.
In recommending Jones for this honor, Reidsville Downtown Corporation offered the following:
For the past twelve years, Veronica Jones has excited, entertained and mesmerized the citizens of Reidsville with the richness, intensity and brilliance of her voice. A dazzling diva, she performs every chance she gets, often for benefits and community events at no charge.
Veronica became involved in downtown Reidsville because she wanted to see the city she loves grow and prosper. She is on hand to encourage and promote new and current businesses, while offering exposure to a variety of music and art. Veronica constantly works to inspire youth to reach for their dreams, and she encourages them to become involved in the community through the use of their talents.
Reidsville Downtown Corporation is very grateful to Veronica Jones for her support and pleased to recognize her as a 2012 N.C. Main Street Champion.