Lancaster Ohio is a model mid-western city. It has had its struggles with the loss of major employers like Anchor Hocking and Lancaster Glass. It has battled the drug infestation that is an epidemic across the country. But it is a town of strength, resilience, and a huge heart. It is rebuilding, attracting new businesses, and is on the upswing of the arc of revitalization. However it is limited in its resources. Financial help would aid in continuing the good work of good people. More Historical restoration and welcoming streetscaping would be possible, among a host of other efforts to make Lancaster a beautiful, safe, and exciting place to shop, live and explore! Lancaster is a hub for all that is good in a Downtown. Passionate people run our businesses, museums, restaurants and parks. It is again becoming an exciting place to be and embodies the good, the energy, and the potential that a Main Street should! Lancaster would be proud to serve as a beacon for all Main Streets, a mentor for those that strive to make their Downtowns alive again, and an example of what is good in a community! But we need help before we can reach those goals. That is why I feel our Main Street, our Lancaster, is worthy to win. We have shown we want to do it, we have proven we can do it, and by being chosen as the winner it would help us continue the work, push forward, and not plateau.