Zephyrhills Free Press

Main Street Director hits ground running

Faith Wilson looks to make downtown Zephyrhills a destination as well as home

As the Main Street Zephyrhills organization rebounds from several cancelled events due to COVID-19, new Main Street Director Faith Wilson has hit the ground running focusing on bringing the historic district back and bringing life to downtown Zephyrhills.

Wilson was introduced to members of City Council Monday night an unveiled Main Street’s new and very much improved website. The site, MainStrettZephyrhills.org, was basic. Now, the site highlights dining, shopping, events and services in the downtown district.

A comprehensive business directory allows residents and visitors valuable information to all businesses within the community redevelopment agency boundaries.

In addition, Wilson reported that a strong social media presence is being established on seven different platforms including Tic Toc, YouTube, LinkedIn, SnapChat, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

“I see growth,” Wilson said. “I would really like to see more community involvement. I want to see more people. I want to see downtown as a destination and a place they can truly call their home.”

Wilson plans on expanding the city’s successful mural program in her efforts to continue to make the downtown area more unique.

“I want to get people excited about the mural program,” Wilson said. “I want people to embrace the history of the downtown area. Even though we’re smaller scale to the bigger cities, we can do big things.”

Music and Motorcycles, one of Main Street’s signature events, will return Saturday, Sept 11.

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