DENISON, TX -- Business owners and volunteers were honored Tuesday night for their efforts to improve downtown denison.
More than 20 awards were given out at the celebration held at Devoli's restaurant on Main Street.
They were given to recipients for their community involvement, their efforts to revitalize downtown and to bring in visitors and shoppers.
Mainstreet Director, Donna Dow, says the big award is "Downtowner of the year", which went to Mainstreet Mall.
"It's about who has been most involved and who has done the most to support the activities we have in Downtown Denison," Dow said.
Partner of the Year--American Bank
Youth Volunteer--Alicea Smith
Outstanding Young Adult--Carrie Chambers
Volunteer of the Year--Cat Adair
Best New Event--Bark and Paws Committee
Economic Restructuring--Economic Support for Preservation and Denison Development Foundation
New Kid on the Block--Buffy's Cupcakes on Main
Best Window Display--My Friend's House
Best New Signage--Smitty's
Best Rehab Project--Denison Dance Academy
Best Interior--Beyond Beyond
Hall of Fame--Judy Holder
Downtowner of the Year--Mainstreet Mall