On Saturday August 24, Leesville Main Street held a fundraiser called Change For Main. The event was made up of an awards banquet and a Picaddily auction. Awards were given out to local Main Street businesses. Pat Williams and Clearly Natural won the Don Goins award for most improved building. 

The event took place at St. Michael’s Catholic Center. 

There was plenty of fun to be had at Change for Main. The night was full of music and plenty of food catered by Deep South. 

The proceeds collected throughout the night are being put towards assisting the revitalization process of the West Louisiana Museum as well as future projects the Friends of Main Street Organization takes on.   

The event had a goal to raise $10,000 and while the total count isn’t in yet, it is being reported that the goal was not only met but surpassed. 

The Friends of Main Street Organization wanted to thank its sponsors of the Change for Main event:

Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce

Geico Local Office 

Merchant and Farmers Bank 

Dowden and Smith Attorney at Law 

Phoenix Home Medical Supply 

Wayne  Bush, Attorney at Law

John K (Mike) Anderson, Attorney at Law

Barksdale Credit Union 

Vernon Parish Tourism Commission

Sabine State Bank

American Moving Storage 

The baquet also honored Main Street’s newest businesses (those that have opened in the past two years): 



Ultimate Experience Salon 

Untangled Hair Salon 

Hospice of Leesville 

Taste of New Orleans 

MED Express Ambulance 

Edward Jones/Jason Carol 

I feel pretty Salon and Lash Spa

Next of the calendar for the Friends of Main Street and the citizens of Leesville is Witch Way to Main Street, the organizations Halloween event. Main street also has a farmers market every Saturday and plenty more upcoming events. 

To find out more like the Leesville Main Street Facebook page.