Once a thriving Northern New York town in the foothills of the Adirondacks, Malone has suffered the loss of numerous industries to foreign soil. Loss of population and competition from box stores further eroded our downtown's strength. Though Recently, several businesses have moved in to fill some of the empty storefronts . Also recently concerned citizens and nonprofit groups have started work to revive Main Street, with an initiative now called 2020 Viision, to acquire both donated and purchased perrenials and annuals, and replant long neglected areas in the center of Downtown, new plantings in the Arsenal Green, and scrape and repaint a rusty fountain in the Memorial Park. Future plans are to continue to increase plantings all over the town,improve signage, put in historic markers, install benches and planters along Main Street, and bring in landscape rocks, trees and perrenials to improve a brownfield area that the village office use as a parking lot. Malone Revitalization Foundation is Teaming with the Malone Chamber of Commerce, Foothills Art Society, and Malone Complete Streets Committee, along with others, to bring back some of the charm of our historic town. In addition to our physical efforts, we have also launched a media blitz, if you will, bringing awareness of ans raising local pride in all the great things that locals and tourists have at their fingertips in the Malone area: the beauty and camping opportunities of the Adirondacks, a beautiful 120 ft waterfall, the Almanzo Wilder Farm, made famous in Laura Ingalls Wilder's book Farmer Boy, we have a wealth of local artists, writers and a rich history, so many resources... and great people! There is a lot here, but there is a lot to do! That is why Malone's Main Street should win. We will do great things with this money. Thank you.