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P. O. Box 445,  Madisonville, TX 77864 tel: (936) 348-8460 email: maridowntown@gmail.com 
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Making Madisonville Great Now is the time to have your business involved by attending our monthly meeting at 12:00 pm, on the last Tuesday of the month at the Woodbine Hotel. Everyone is welcome to attend, bring new ideas and get involved with the future growth of our community.
The   Madisonville   Downtown   Merchants   Association   was   organized   in   1988   and   operated under   that   name,   and   the   mission   was   to   improve   the   appearance   and   vitality   of   the downtown    area.    The    organization    supported    community    projects,    worked    to    bring increased   pride   and   retail   trade   to   the   downtown   area   business   community,   gave   annual scholarships   to   graduating   high   school   students,   and   sponsored   the   annual   Trick   or   Treat Party and the Saturday on the Square Arts and Crafts event. The   organization   changed   the   name   of   its   arts   and   crafts   event   and   now   coordinates   the event   as   part   of   the   Texas   Mushroom   Festival.   In   2010,   the   name   of   the   organization   was also   changed   to   Madisonville   Area   Revitalization   Initiative   (MARI).   MARI’S   current   mission includes     the     improvement     and     revitalization     of     the     Madisonville     area     through beautification,    heritage    preservation,    education,    enhancement    of    cultural    awareness, appreciation,   and   participation.   The   goal   is   to   help   Madisonville   to   become   a   community which   is   an   attractive   destination   for   tourists,   a   place   where   newcomers   desire   to   relocate,   a   venue   for   enjoyment   and   entertainment for area residents, and an area worthy of the pride of its citizens. Since   1988,   this   organization   has   annually   sponsored   Christmas   lights   around   the   square,   supported   the   courthouse   lighting   project, organized   a   buyers   group   for   the   Madison   County   Fair,   sponsored   a   trophy   during   the   Madisonville   Sidewalk   Cattleman’s   Association Bar-B-Q   cook   off,   sponsored   an   annual   Trick   or   Treat   Party   as   a   safe   alternative   to   neighborhood   trick   or   treating,   coordinated   the   arts and   crafts   event   during   the   Texas   Mushroom   Festival   in   October,   and   awarded   annual   scholarships   to   graduating   seniors.   MARI   is   proud to   also   serve   as   the   parent   organization   for   the   recently   organized   CHARM   project,   which   uses   community   volunteers   to   assist   qualified individuals   with   structural   improvements   and   clean-up   of   their   residences   as   well   as   other   community   service   projects.   Funds   for   these and   all   other   community   service   projects   are   generated   by   sale   of   booth   spaces   at   the   Arts   and   Crafts   event   during   the   Texas   Mushroom Festival in October each year. MARI    members    include    owners    and    representatives    of    businesses    and    service    providers,    representatives    of    community    service organizations,   events,   and   government   entities,   as   well   as   individuals   from   throughout   the   community.   There   are   no   membership   dues. Meetings   are   held   monthly   at   noon   at   the   Woodbine   Hotel   on   the   last   Tuesday   of   each   month.   In   addition   to   reports   from   the   city   and county   officials,   service   organizations   and   invited   speakers   address   topics   that   impact   the   community   are   increase   awareness   of important issues and upcoming events.
   Pursuing  COMMUNITY                   possibilities              MADISONVILLE                  where the best  begins                

Madisonville Area Revitalization Initiative

P. O. Box 445, Madisonville, TX 77864 tel: (936) 348-8460 email: maridowntown@gmail.com 
CONTACT INFO
Making Madisonville Great Have your business involved by attending our monthly meeting at 12:00 pm, on the last Tuesday of the month at the Woodbine Hotel. Everyone is welcome to attend, bring new ideas and get involved with the future growth of our community.
The    Madisonville    Downtown    Merchants    Association    was organized   in   1988   and   operated   under   that   name,   and   the mission   was   to   improve   the   appearance   and   vitality   of   the downtown    area.    The    organization    supported    community projects,   worked   to   bring   increased   pride   and   retail   trade   to the     downtown     area     business     community,     gave     annual scholarships     to     graduating     high     school     students,     and sponsored   the   annual   Trick   or   Treat   Party   and   the   Saturday on the Square Arts and Crafts event. The   organization   relinquihed   the   name   of   its   arts   and   crafts event   and   now   coordinates   the   event   as   part   of   the   Texas Mushroom   Festival.   In   2010,   the   name   of   the   organization was    changed    to    Madisonville    Area    Revitalization    Initiative (MARI).   MARI’S   current   mission   includes   the   improvement and      revitalization      of      the      Madisonville      area      through beautification,          heritage          preservation,          education, enhancement     of     cultural     awareness,     appreciation,     and participation.   The   goal   is   to   help   Madisonville   to   become   a community   which   is   an   attractive   destination   for   tourists,   a place    where    newcomers    desire    to    relocate,    a    venue    for enjoyment    and    entertainment    for    area    residents,    and    an area worthy of the pride of its citizens. Since     1988,     this     organization     has     annually     sponsored Christmas      lights      around      the      square,      supported      the courthouse   lighting   project,   organized   a   buyers   group   for the    Madison    County    Fair,    sponsored    a    trophy    during    the Madisonville   Sidewalk   Cattleman’s   Association   Bar-B-Q   cook off,    sponsored    an    annual    Trick    or    Treat    Party    as    a    safe alternative   to   neighborhood   trick   or   treating,   coordinated the    arts    and    crafts    event    during    the    Texas    Mushroom Festival    in    October,    and    awarded    annual    scholarships    to graduating    seniors.    MARI    is    proud    to    also    serve    as    the parent    organization    for    the    recently    organized    CHARM project,   which   uses   community   volunteers   to   assist   qualified individuals    with    structural    improvements    and    clean-up    of their     residences     as     well     as     other     community     service projects.   Funds   for   these   and   all   other   community   service projects   are   generated   by   sale   of   booth   spaces   at   the   Arts and    Crafts    event    during    the    Texas    Mushroom    Festival    in October each year. MARI    members    include    owners    and    representatives    of businesses      and      service      providers,      representatives      of community   service   organizations,   events,   and   government entities,     as     well     as     individuals     from     throughout     the community.   There   are   no   membership   dues.   Meetings   are held   monthly   at   noon   at   the   Woodbine   Hotel   on   the   last Tuesday   of   each   month.   In   addition   to   reports   from   the   city and     county     officials,     service     organizations     and     invited speakers    address    topics    that    impact    the    community    are increase    awareness    of    important    issues    and    upcoming events.
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