O’Mara, Palmesano: One week to go to support Corning's Gaffer District in 'America's Main Streets’ competition

April 17, 2017

"It’s a chance to express our pride in one of the great downtowns anywhere, as well as to share our appreciation for all of the hard work that so many civic leaders and business owners have put into making the Gaffer District such an outstanding regional and statewide attraction,” said Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Palmesano in a joint statement.

Let’s all keep voting, once a day every day, for the Gaffer District.

Corning, N.Y., April 7—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today reminded area residents that there's one week remaining to cast their votes online for Corning’s Gaffer District, which is among the 200 Main Streets nationwide  taking part in the “America’s Main Streets” competition sponsored by Independent We Stand (www.independentwestand.org).

The Gaffer District is seeking to advance to the quarterfinals in the current round of voting underway until Monday, April 24.  

In a joint statement, O’Mara and Palmesano said, “Let’s all keep voting, once a day every day, for the Gaffer District.  It’s another opportunity to help put our region on the national map.  It’s a chance to express our pride in one of the great downtowns anywhere, as well as to share our appreciation for all of the hard work that so many civic leaders and business owners have put into making the Gaffer District such an outstanding regional and statewide attraction.”

The winning downtown will receive $25,000 to help revitalization initiatives and to promote buying local.

Voters can submit votes online once every 24 hours. 

To vote for Corning’s Gaffer District in the “America’s Main Streets” contest, go to http://www.mainstreetcontest.com/profile.php?id=244