However, Alvarado did note that the one thing that must change in order to make Main Street as viable as possible is attitude. He mentioned in particular any feeling that the organization must do something for an individual before they deserve any support or contributions.
Alvarado believes it will take a collective effort, not waiting for someone else to do it and invites people to start coming to their meetings, calling on the phone and leaving messages on what they would like to see happen with the program. He said nothing will happen without volunteers who share their ideas and can be there to offer their talents.
“If people are waiting for an invitation to join the organization, this is it,” said Alvarado, noting how a director can devote their time to the program as a regular job during the day, whereas the board members can only do so after they get off work in the evenings.
“We’ve come up with a decent game plan for 2014.”
In the end, Alvarado pointed out how not having a director is holding up the programs ability to host or participate in any number of activities they normally deal with. He said they cannot afford to wait anymore to get things going with a now or never sentiment.
Once a person is hired and training like working with state Main Street begins, they will immediately start moving forward with efforts on what to do with BrickFest.
“We’ve got one shot at this, that’s this year,” said Alvarado. “I want feedback from the community.”
For more information or to share and contribute your own ideas, contact the Main Street office by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 405-238-2555 or send them a message on facebook through their page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Main-Street-Pauls-Valley.
Editor’s note: More information on the local Main Street program, including the future of events like BrickFest, will be featured in a future edition of the PV Democrat.