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Saturday, June 22, 2013
Boyne City Main Street reflects on 10 years of progress, achievements
Main Street Manager Hugh Conklin
From the Petoskey News-Review: With music, food and lots of congratulations to go around, Boyne City Main Street invited the community to their 10th anniversary celebration in Old City Park on Wednesday. More than 500 people, young and old, attended the festivities, and listened to the roots music of Horton Creek. Kelly Larson, now a design services architect for Michigan Main Street, was the first Boyne City Main Street manager. She spoke fondly of her memories of how Boyne City made the Kansas girl feel welcome. “I don’t think I truly appreciated what was going on here 10 years ago,” Larson said. “Now, at the state, I have a much better appreciation for this community and the hard work that has gone into it. Boyne sets a high standard for every downtown in Michigan.” Brian Conway, Michigan Historic Preservation officer, pointed out that Boyne City has been accepted in the National Registry of Historic Places and received a governor’s award for its restoration of the 1910 Water Works Building. “We hold Boyne City as an example of what other communities can strive to become,” Conway said.Full