Congratulations to the
2014 Street Party Concert Gift Certificate Winners
Presented by Hubie Pollett & Mayor Tom Hardesty
Hubie Pollett accepts 2013
Kentucky Main Street Program Award
for Volunteer of the Year
Hubert “Hubie” Pollett has contributed his time and talents to the downtown community of Shelbyville. Not only does he serve the community as a county magistrate, but someone who goes above and beyond in support of the work of the Shelby Development Corporation and the Main Street director, Eilene Collins. During the economic recession, Mr. Pollett devised a method to raise morale among merchants. Each month 50 gift items are purchased from one merchant, to which Mr. Pollett contributes $250. These items are then distributed by Ms. Collins, which affords her the opportunity to receive updates and spread cheer on her visits to downtown merchants.
In addition, Mr. Pollett helps secure bands, arrange physical elements and serves as master of ceremonies to downtown audiences during street party concerts, and he also provides the funding for gift certificates that are awarded to the lucky drawing winners at this event. When downtown business owners attend informational programs during the months January through March, Mr. Pollett not only provides a meeting space, but also a light meal for the attendees. He has adopted downtown as his own and provided generously to ensure in its vitality. He is a great example of the work of Shelby Development Corporation and its mission, ”We Make Downtown Better.”
Hubie accepting his award from Kitty Dougoud, Program Administrator, March 18, 2014.
How Do We Get Them Here?
A Merchant Program sponsored by Hubie Pollett and SDC with a presentation by Katie Fussenegger, Shelby County Tourism