During the month of May, you can get your passports filled without ever leaving Olde Town.
In celebration of National Preservation Month, Main Street Conyers will offers a plethora of family-friendly, interactive activities in Olde Town.
The foundation will offer Olde Town Passports that enter you in a drawing for $200 worth of prizes. The passports can be picked up at the Conyers Welcome Center and filled by taking a picture at listed destinations in Olde Town. Complete the list and turn the passport back in to the Welcome Center by May 24 for a chance at the prizes. For details call 770-602-2606.
Visitors and residents are also encouraged to stop by the Conyers Welcome Center to donate or allow staff to scan old photos of Conyers to be archived for future generations to enjoy.
Or you can have a local postcard from Conyers sent to any address. Complete a postcard, leave it with Welcome Center staff and the city of Conyers will mail it for you.
Beginning May 10, the foundation will celebrate Olde Town Video Day by posting videos taken around Olde Town on www.conyersmainstreet.com and on their Facebook page. The destination videos will updated daily for the next seven days with another popular spot in the historic district.
On May 16, the Conyers City Council will read a proclamation recognizing the importance of preservation at 7 p.m. at 1184 Scott Street.
On May 31, the winner of the passport drawing will be announced.
For information, call 770-602-2606 or go to www.conyersmainstreet.com.
The efforts of the Main Street Conyers Foundation, historical associations and non-profits, and volunteers are key to historic preservation and maintaining and revitalizing Olde Town Conyers for guests and residents of our community. Historic preservation is the practice of recognizing, protecting, using and appreciating our nation’s diverse cultural resources so that generations to come may benefit from them. Encompassing a wide range of resources —including houses, neighborhoods, commercial buildings, downtowns, bridges, churches, schools and battlefields—historic preservation is also an economic development tool that has proven to be an effective way to revitalize neighborhoods and downtowns. Historic preservation is good business for Georgia's cities and towns. $1 million spent rehabilitating a historic building ultimately adds $2.3 million to Georgia's economy -- creating 39 jobs (more than equivalent new construction) and adding $819,000 to the household incomes of Georgia residents.