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Ambitious street redesign plan in hand, Main Street Duncan sets annual banquet

DUNCAN - There should be no shortage of topics to talk about at this year's Main Street Duncan program banquet set for Tuesday.

The banquet comes in the wake of the launch of an ambitious plan to make Duncan's historic downtown more pedestrian friendly. Among other things, local merchants are discussing a major redesign of Main Street, including a reduction in the number of vehicle traffic lanes and the addition of a bike lane, attractive banners, store awnings, outdoor seating, dedicated flower beds and other landscaping. 

Main Street Executive Director Destiny Ahlfenger offered an update on plans recently to members and supporters of the Duncan Chamber of Commerce. She said hopes are high that the downtown district, which includes Main Street and Maple and Willow avenues and alleyways in between, will have a new, more inviting look in the not-too-distant future. "Vibrancy grants" may be extended to help with the purchase of everything from flower pots to porch swings, she said.

The theme for the 31st annual banquet will be "Dig Deeper"  the slogan adopted by Main Street's "streetscape" and marketing campaign. It's scheduled to run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

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