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Madisonville Area Revitalization Initiative

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P. O. Box 445, Madisonville, TX 77864 tel: (979) 229-8342 email: maridowntown@gmail.com
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Making Madisonville Great Have your business involved by attending our monthly meeting at 12:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month. The monthly meeting is held at the Kimbro Center, 111 W Trinity Street, Madisonville. Everyone is welcome, please bring your own lunch and 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 Madisonville 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.
979-229-8342

Madisonville Area Revitalization Initiative

P. O. Box 445, Madisonville, TX 77864 tel: 979-229-8342 email: maridowntown@gmail.com
CONTACT INFO
Making Madisonville Great Have your business involved by attending our monthly meeting at 12:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month. The monthly meeting is held at the Kimbro Center, 111 W Trinity Street, Madisonville. Everyone is welcome, please bring your own lunch and 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 Madisonville 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 Kimbro Center, 111 W Trinity Street, Madisonville 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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