Tigerton Main Street program wins state awards

Despite being the smallest community involved in the Wisconsin Main Street program, the village of Tigerton received several honors at the organization’s 28th annual awards program April 26 in Chippewa Falls.

James and Brenda Gauthier, of Tigerton, were acknowledged as Volunteers of the Year. Of the 34 Main Street communities in Wisconsin, only 16 had Volunteers of the Year awarded this year.

Kathryn Robbins, president of First National Bank in Tigerton, received a corporate supporter award — one of only three awarded this year.

“Without outstanding ambassadors like James, Brenda and Kathryn, our organization could not survive,” said Andrea Graham, Tigerton Main Street program manager. “Our community is forever grateful for everything they do.”

Tigerton Main Street was also recognized for its 25th anniversary.

Tigerton Main Street’s next events are the Fourth of July block party and Applefest on Sept. 28.

The Main Street program was developed by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. to support downtown community development in Wisconsin municipalities.