Arkadelphia, Fort Smith in Downtown Makeover Competition

by Luke Jones  on Monday, Jun. 10, 2013 12:00 am  

Arkadelphia and Fort Smith are among more than 100 cities and towns in the U.S. and Canada that are in the running for a downtown makeover performed by Benjamin Moore & Co.

Benjamin Moore kicked off its “Main Street Matters” program in May, asking residents to nominate their towns for a new coat of colors, compliments of the New Jersey paint company.

Deborah Sesser, board president of downtown Arkadelphia and director of grants and research for the city, said the project would be an economic boon for the area if Arkadelphia wins.

“We want to increase general interest in downtown, which is what this would benefit,” she said. Voting takes place at until June 30.



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