The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has added the town of Francesville to the Indiana Main Street Program. The Pulaski County town received the designation through the efforts of its community organization known as The UpTown Project.
OCRA says The UpTown Project aims to enhance the town’s historic business district and identity, as well as other business areas within city limits. The organization also seeks to enhance the town park.
"Francesville has done an excellent job at identifying that sense of place is dependent on many aspects including the business community, the town’s heritage and culture and quality events for the residents to take part in," said Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb. "In earning this designation, Francesville is well on their way to making that vision a reality."
Darlene Mellon, president of The UpTown Project, says the affiliation with OCRA helps provide accountability and motivation to accomplish its goals. Francesville joins more than 120 other cities and towns in the Indiana Main Street Program. You can learn more about the program by clicking here.