No, we didn’t get the My Main Street grant we applied for. But it won’t be the last one we apply for, and we’ll get the more important ones: the ones to fund the restoration of the Kitten Mill.
Meanwhile, the idea of making Lanark into a Heritage Destination site – and thus creating a new form of tourism; more customers for local businesses; and some of the local economic development that has been so sadly lacking – is still on the drawing board. Without the My Main Street grant, we’ll have to scale down our ambitions a bit, but with community support and volunteers, we can still run a Lanark Village Heritage Day. Stay tuned for the details!
And in the meantime, look at the wonderful video just posted: Memories of Kitten Mill workers.