Maggie Haskins is manager of the Springhill Main Street Program.
Springhill was selected in 1997 to become a part of the Main Street Program. Its goal is to restore and revitalize the downtown historic district and improve the economy and quality of life of the entire area.
The Springhill Main Street program is all about bringing shoppers back to our main street that has been revitalized with remodeled retail stores that are fun to stroll through and shop in, to slow down and have a cup of coffee or coke, and get to visit with friends in one of the new cafés that have just opened. The businesses in the district are concentrating their efforts toward creating an atmosphere that is conducive to the quality of life desired by residents and visitors alike.
It is about bringing a thriving community together to enjoy the relaxed pace of friendly, country living, yet still be a part of all the festivals, parades, and many activities and opportunities that are all around us.
It is about people working with people to promote Springhill, Webster Parish, our great State of Louisiana, and our wonderful United States of America.
We hold the Street Rod, Classic & Antique Car show in support of the Lumberjack Festival each year. We always have the Springhill Main Street Mardi Gras on Main every February. We also have Main to Main Trade Days the first full weekend of November every year. Each spring and summer we have the Farmers Market. We join in the city wide cleanup campaigns in the spring and fall, and we help with lots of other activities.
The Main Street Program is administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and affiliated State and local agencies. In Louisiana it is a part of the Division of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.