Midland was the winner in two categories of the 2014 Texas Downtown Association Presidents Awards Program.
Since 1998, the Awards Program has recognized more than 150 projects, events and people that make a difference in Texas downtowns. The categories are divided based on populations of over and under 50,000 inhabitants.
The Midland Tower Building was the winner of the Best Restoration category that recognizes excellence in restoration of interior or exterior of an existing building. Rather than maintaining and preserving a building as it has evolved over time, the expressed goal of restoration is to make the building appear as it did at a particular—and most significant—time in its history.
Star Spangled Salute was named a winner in the Best Promotional Event category that recognizes excellence in creation and execution of downtown or commercial district promotional event, including festivals.
Winners were announced on Nov. 6 at the Presidents Awards Luncheon held in conjunction with the 2014 Texas Downtown Development and Revitalization Conference in Granbury. Judging for the awards took place on Friday, Sept. 19, in Austin.
The Texas Downtown Association, established in 1985, is an independent, statewide nonprofit organization comprised of over 430 members involved in downtown and commercial district revitalization projects. TDA provides resources to members through networking opportunities, marketing, education and advocacy to achieve community goals. To learn more, visit www.texasdowntown.org. ###
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