Texarkana Amtrak station project advances in online competition

TEXARKANA, Ark. – A proposed project to beautify the exterior of the local Amtrak station received enough votes online to become a quarter-finalist in a competition with a cash prize.

Sponsored by Class of 2022 of Leadership Texarkana, a local personal development organization, the project is one of 25 remaining in America’s Main Streets Road to Recovery competition. The most votes will ultimately win $ 25,000 and a host of other prizes.

Voting on MainStreetContest.com continues until December 12 and the winner will be announced on December 20. More than 200 entrants started the contest and entrants cast more than 494,000 votes in the first round, according to a press release.

The Texarkana Leadership Project team includes Jennifer Smith, John Moran, Justin Copeland, Toni Braley, Del Doughty, Val De La Garza, Vashil Fernandez and Wendy Stotts.

“The revitalization of downtown Texarkana is so exciting to see and be a part of now. Our Leadership Texarkana project team is committed to carrying out this special project with the help of the entire Texarkana Leadership Class of 2022, Main Street Texarkana, the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce and the amazing community of citizens. of Texarkana who will vote for the project, ”Stotts said.

In addition to cash, prizes include a $ 1,000 certificate of STIHL equipment, a Do it Best Corp shopping spree. $ 500, a $ 500 tmbr Flooring shopping spree, a $ 500 Nationwide Marketing Group shopping spree, public relations and social media recognition, and a flyer.

Texarkana has been successful in raising funds this way in the past. He built two dog parks and repainted the downtown area through contests that required residents to vote online.

(For more information on the Amtrak project, call De La Garza at 903-280-8088.)

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