Tucked between the Appalachian Mountains and the rolling farmland that make Central Pennsylvania a natural wonderland, Bellefonte is a town steeped in American history and small town charm. Today, Bellefonte maintains its historic infrastructure while being an epicenter of modern commerce, culture and living. It is the mission of Downtown Bellefonte Inc., a non-profit organization, to help businesses arrive and thrive in 21st Century Bellefonte while preserving, protecting, and utilizing Bellefonte's historic architecture and heritage, and organizing town-wide initiatives that invite residents and visitors alike to discover all that Bellefonte has to offer. In the recent past, Downtown Bellefonte Inc. has been behind some of the "transformational" events that have shined a new light on our unique community, including the Bellefonte Under the Lights waterfront dinner and the Bellefonte Under the Lights: Winter Market; Fridays in the 'Fonte, giving residents and visitors alike the opportunity to celebrate the downtown's shopping, dining, craft beverage and arts scene; and the new Outdoor Adventure Expo, that will highlight the many recreational opportunities that Bellefonte has to offer. With this prize, Downtown Bellefonte Inc. will continue to make efforts to beautify our community with facade and design improvements, host community-oriented events, and make Bellefonte a great place to live, work and visit.