A crowd of movers and shakers gathered in downtown Willimantic Monday night to recognize achievements in Main Street developments across the state, reported the Willimantic Chronicle about CMSC’s Vibrant Main Streets awards event, held in downtown Willimantic on June 3rd.
The event celebrates its 2019 Awards of Excellence winners. The event began with a reception at Cafémantic, then continued with the main ceremony at the Arts at the Capitol Theater. After the ceremony, participants gathered for a Taste of Willimantic celebration in the lobby of the theater, where community businesses and organizations set up information tables about what’s happening in Willimantic.
After the celebration, participants had the option to either attend a blessing of the Willimantic Whitewater Park on Bridge Street or take a guided tour of downtown Willimantic.
The Willimantic Whitewater Partnership, was honored by the CMSC by receiving proceeds from the event’s sponsors. CMSC donated $2,900 and one of the key sponsors, Eversource Energy, donated an additional $2,500. The funds will be used to install a handrail near the river. The park is expected to be a launching point for paddle-sport enthusiasts to enter the Willimantic River downtown.