Main Street Batesville receives large monetary gift for 2018 Fundraisers

For the second year in a row, the downtown revitalization nonprofit, Main Street Batesville, is the recipient of a large monetary gift that will fund their lineup of fundraisers for the year.

“We traditionally do five main fundraisers a year,” explained Executive Director Shannon Haney said of the Main Street Batesville organization. “They are events meant to serve both as community events, and also as a means of funding more downtown revitalization work.”

Last year, Merchants & Planters president Lee Conditt extended the offer to the organization as a way to continue downtown development, which has in the past year gained statewide attention. Most recently, Main Street Batesville was honored as a co-recipient of the Governor’s annual Henry Award for Tourism Development.

“To again go into the fundraising year with all of our major fundraising events sponsored is a big leg-up for us,” Haney said. “We’re so appreciative of everyone who continues to help us move forward. Everything accomplished downtown has been thanks to a joint effort by the entire town. We need that support – we’ve got a great start, but there’s more we need to do.“

The organization will still be seeking supporting-level sponsors for the fundraisers, as well as sponsors for other projects on the table for 2018 – in addition to their usual fundraising events, they have three festivals in the works, meant to provide a fun downtown atmosphere and things for residents/visitors to do.

Main Street Batesville is a 501c3. For more information on sponsoring an event or becoming a supporter of the Main Street Batesville organization, call 844-462-4482 or email