Picayune Main St, Inc

200 Highway 11, South
P.O. Box 1656
Picayune, MS  39466
Phone: 601-799-3070
Fax:  601-749-3319
Contact Us Link

City of Picayune Map

City of Picayune Map

2021 Festival Map

Picayune Street Festival Map https://bit.ly/3lh91D6

Projects/Events/Awards

 
Outstanding Façade Improvement Program – 
This award recognizes a Main Street façade improvement program that has contributed to
façade improvements of multiple buildings located within a downtown district.
 
Winner: Picayune Main Street, Inc. – Making Downtown More Loveable 2
Director: Reba Beebe
Accepting: Byron Hill
Picayune Main Street’s Economic Vitality Team understands downtown is critical to the success of the community. With confidence that the community would survive the pandemic, the team agreed to continue Moving Picayune Forward with the Revitalization Campaign
“Making Downtown More Lovable 2”.
Eight downtown businesses were revitalized with new awnings through funds from Picayune Main Street’s Façade Grant Program and a Community Investment Program Grant from the Mississippi Power Foundation. Mississippi Power Area Manager Byron Hill is very active in Downtown Picayune’s Revitalization Projects to keep the community lively and strong. Downtown business owners have seen a noticeable increase in foot traffic. New businesses have opened or expanded. The project has clearly achieved the goals to move

Picayune Forward and make downtown more lovable and alive!

As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Picayune Main Street, Inc. is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by Main Street America. Picayune Main Street, Inc. is a Designated program of the Mississippi Main Street Association.

Picayune Main Street, Inc. is a National Accredited Program
Accredited status is National Main Street top tier of recognition. This exclusive
designation signifies a commitment to comprehensive revitalization, community
engagement, and rigorous outcome measurement. Main Street America Accredited™
programs have a proven track record of planning, implementing, and measuring results
that align with the Main Street Approach. National Accreditation is a powerful advocacy
tool that highlights a program’s work and showcases their achievements. All Accredited
programs have demonstrated their success by meeting a series of rigorous accreditation
standards:
1. Has broad-based community support for the commercial district revitalization
process, with strong support from both the public and private sectors
2. Has developed vision and mission statements relevant to community conditions and
to the local Main Street program’s organizational stage
3. Has a comprehensive Main Street work plan
4. Possess an historic preservation ethic
5. Has an active board of directors and committees
6. Has an adequate operating budget
7. Has a paid professional program manager
8. Conducts a program of ongoing training for staff and volunteers
9. Reports key statistics
10. Is a current member of the Main Street America™ Network. In states or regions that
have existing Coordinating Programs, communities work with their Coordinating Program
to grow their revitalization effort and meet the performance standards above.
Coordinating Programs evaluate, select, and recommend Accredited programs to the
National Main Street Center annually. In areas where there is no Coordinating Program,
NMSC may accredit communities that have retained the necessary training and
evaluation services needed to meet accreditation standards.

MOVING PICAYUNE FORWARD DOWNTOWN PROJECTS


Come Experience the New South Old Charm in Picayune MS.
Picayune MS is A Precious Coin in the Purse of the South

just 40 miles  from the hustle and bustle of New Orleans and
the big gaming action of the Mississippi Gulf Coast,
we are strategically located to offer the best of both worlds.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PRECEDES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Eight downtown businesses were revitalized with new awnings through funds from Picayune Main Street’s Façade Grant Program and a Community Investment Program Grant from the Mississippi Power Foundation.

1-Luxe Beauty Salon 300 West Canal Jon & Tanya Tomei 2-The Foundation 200 East Canal John & Angie Hunt 3-The Real Estate Company 111 Hwy 11 South Donna & Johnny Molina 4-Larry’s Dry Cleaning  220 B West Canal Larry & Sandy Barrios 5-Barze Antique & Collectible 105 Hwy 11 South Ted & Lynne Barze’

Mr Bill & MS Evelyn Edwards 6- Brazillian Jiu Jitsu 107 Hwy 11 S. 7-Budget Furniture Outlet 109 Hwy 11South 8-B & D Contracting 110 East Canal

Mixed Media Visual Artist and Muralist, Andy Green, designed a collection of murals and signage using local  history through detailed art in Downtown Picayune.

City of Picayune Beautification Department has 2 Greenhouses donated from MS Power and PRC School System. The beautification department cultivates and transplants over 6,000 plants twice a year. The department  designed, planted and maintains 70 flowerbeds throughout Picayune,  20 of those flowerbeds along with 77 planters and hanging baskets are located in Downtown Picayune MS.

Ashley Anderson Mason, owner of Gallery 32 Studio, an Acrylic and Muralist is sharing her talent in Downtown Picayune MS . Stay tuned for more of Ashley’s artwork soon in Downtown Picayune MS.
Follow Gallery 32 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ashleymasonart/

Visit Street Festival tab above for Guidelines and Application

Main Street Accomplishments

 P.O. Box 1656 Picayune MS 39466   601-799-3070-phone    www.picayunemainstreet.com

Picayune A Great Place to Live, Work and Play

2020 Picayune Main Street, Inc. Accomplishments

Applying the National Main Street 4-Point Approach
Design; Organization; Promotion & Economic Vitality
 to Achieve Downtown Beautification & Historic Preservation  Projects

 

 Design
  • Mural- Rester Street & Williams Avenue on Wilson Printing Building
  • Mural on Picayune Drug Building
  •  Mural on Stewart Insurance Building – Original Bank of Picayune Building
  • Awarded Funds to complete 7 Façade Projects in Downtown Picayune
Organization
  •  2 General Membership Meetings with Elected & Appointed Officials as Speakers
  • Shared Local Community Events via Social Media Facebook, Instagram, and Email
  •  Shared Grant Opportunities  through Social Media for Local Small Businesses
  • Awarded a Payroll Protection Program Grant  to secure staff during Pandemic
Promotion
  • Listed as 1 of 20 Premier Programs in the 2020 MS State Tour Guide
  • Sponsored 52nd Bi-Annual Fall Street Festival November 7&8 
  • Co-Sponsor with City of Picayune the Annual Christmas on the Rails and Shop by Candlelight Event First Friday in December 
  • Partnered with City to provide essential service support of Street Festival.
  • Updated 16-page booklet with Picayune History, Facts and Trivia, Downtown & Local points of interest, nearby attractions, a Downtown Walking map, and a local resource list
  • Support Picayune Main Street, Inc. Annual events through paid advertising in our local Media-WRJW & Picayune Item
  • 2020 Collectible Christmas Ornament Honoring Jack Read Park Pavilion
  • Restructured 13th Annual Rockin Blues Event to be the most successful to date
Economic Vitality
  • Awarded MS Main Street- 2020 Outstanding Façade Improvement Project- Making Downtown More Lovable Campaign
  • Recognized 2nd Place State Civic/Non-Profit Organization by Keep Mississippi Beautiful
  • Received $55,000.00 in  Grants for Downtown Revitalization Purpose
  • Received $10,500.00 Grants from Visit MS to promote Picayune MS
  • Received $ 6,500.00 Grant for 2021 Alley Projects
  • Received $1,000.00 Grant Downtown Beautification Grant from Wal-Mart
  • Awarded $61,000.00 in Grants to  Downtown Business Owners
  • Secured Funding from MS Heritage Area Program to Preserve trunk filled with personal material, papers and drawings of Wilfred Lockyer that was donated to the Lower Pearl River Valley Transportation Museum by Mark and Lourie Formby through the Picayune Main Street program. Contents of trunk were examined, catalogued, and scanned under the direction of Rhonda Jenkins Price with the MS Heritage Area Program.
Community Development Precedes Economic Development

2020 MS Main Street Awards – Picayune Main Street, Inc. won the                                        2020 Outstanding Façade Improvement Project for                                                              Making Downtown More Lovable Promotion

2019 MS Main Street State Awards Luncheon,                                                                                 Mr. Bill Edwards was Nominated Home Town Hero.
Reba Beebe  Board Member Beth Stewart Jarrell and House 108 Representative Stacey Wilkes accepted award in Mr. Bill’s absence.
Mayor Ed Pinero Presented Mr. Bill Edwards 2019 Award  @ City Council Meeting

City of Picayune received 2 awards during the 2018 MS Main Street Association Awards at the Old Capitol Inn Building in Jackson MS.  
Picayune Main Street, Inc. with the help of Bill & Sally Edwards of SalBil Video nominated the City of Picayune for both awards.

 

 

Board of Directors

President:
- Tom Milar
Vice President:
- Jessica Tebo
Secretary:
- Suzan Wilson
Treasurer:
- Tim Hart
Emeritus:
- Bill Edwards
Members:
- Gidget O'Daniels
- Norman Howell
- Eric Morris
- Byron Hill
- Ted Barze'
- Raquel Theriot

Staff

Director:
-
Reba Beebe

Assistant:
-
Kaitlyn Walker

 

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