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June11--  Each year the National Trust Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street programs that have built strong revitalization organizations in their towns.  Lyons Better Hometown has recently received this honor.   

Alexa Britton of Lyons Better Hometown stated “We follow the Four-Point Approach that is the framework for the Main Street program and is set by the National Trust.  Each year there are 8 minimum standards and 10 national standards that must be met to keep the accreditation.” 

“The accreditation really shows outsiders coming in that you are interested in making sure that you have a strong downtown and to business and property owners, it means that the community is engaged,” she says. 

Britton also stated that local government and businesses have been extremely supportive as well through funding and support of their two main fundraising events, Tales from the Altamaha and the Real Squeal.