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eep up on the latest news from Buckeye Main Street Coalition with our regular newsletters! We'll be covering various topics with each new edition and it's proven to be a great way for Buckeye residents and business owners to stay abreast of what's happening with our beautiful and historic town. We hope you enjoy it!


Turn-Around Towns

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Turn-Around Towns

The National Main Street Conference, Going West Mobile Workshop was lead by Josette Fitzgibbons, Neighborhood Business District Manager of URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority) a giant revolving loan funded by Federal, Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh tax sources to support revitalization of many main streets when banks can’t fill in the gap. McKees Rocks: With just 6K people in 1 mile radius this tiny main street experienced a sharp decline when the railroad stopped coming through.  Since the 1980’s it has become the community of last resort with...

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Biking to Main Street

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Biking to Main Street

National Main Street Conference is held in a different state each year. This year it was Pennsylvania. Trail Towns mobile workshop was amazing because it was a bike ride! It is impossible to learn much about a Main Street trapped on a bus tour; even if they let you out for a brief visit on the street or better yet inside of a renovated building listening to stakeholders.  This Sunday tour set the tone for the week with a 30 mile bike trek from West Newton to Pittsburgh downtown with 50 other main street geeks. The cyclist guides were proud of...

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Crowds Flock to Buckeye Days

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Crowds Flock to Buckeye Days

Written by: Lara Serbin Buckeye Main Street Coalition Winter visitors flocked to Historic Downtown Buckeye last weekend to enjoy Buckeye Days on the 28th and 29th of January. Buckeye Days is a community celebration organized by Buckeye Main Street Coalition and other local clubs like Buckeye Lions Club, Rotary Club of Buckeye, Buckeye Valley Historic Society, Friends of the Library, Buckeye Elks Lodge and the City of Buckeye.  It’s not just any hometown parade, it is a Turn-of-the-Century Cattle Drive in Buckeye which means you will see...

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All Fired Up at Buckeye Days Bulls & Sheep 2017

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

All Fired Up at Buckeye Days Bulls & Sheep 2017

Written by: Lara Serbin Buckeye Main Street Coalition The sun snuck out in time to warm up cheering fans at Buckeye Days Bulls & Sheep event last Saturday January 21st.  Cowboy gladiators smiled and high fived as the Honeycutt Rodeo Family assembled the fringed bull riders inside the Helzapoppin’ Arena located in Historic Downtown Buckeye, Arizona.   Among the 23 riders were Jason Bigman from Campe Verde, Dawson Stutting from Buckeye, Nate Zamora, Carlos Ravago from Benson going on to Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo Finals, Bucky Rump from...

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Hollywood Star Don Collier Comes to Buckeye Days

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Hollywood Star Don Collier Comes to Buckeye Days

By: Lara Serbin, Buckeye Main Street Coalition Since the 1930s Hollywood stars like Gene Autry and William Boyd (Hop-a-Long Cassidy) has been making grand western appearances in Buckeye, Arizona. This year Hollywood star Don Collier will be Grand Marshal at the Buckeye Days Old West – Turn-of-the-Century Cattle Drive Parade January 28th at 9:30AM along Monroe Avenue 9th Street thru 2nd Street in Historic Downtown Buckeye, Arizona. Catch Don Collier signing autographs at Dr. Buck’s Wild West Show at the 6th Street Plaza just across the...

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New Christmas Tree for Historic Downtown Buckeye

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

New Christmas Tree for Historic Downtown Buckeye

By: Lara Serbin, Buckeye Main Street Coalition Red and green ornaments sparkled in the crisp morning sun. Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley was loudly playing from the roof deck of Buckeye City Hall as Charlene Powers Broadbent, CJ Broadbent, Cheryl Sedig and the Serbin Family decorated the City of Buckeye’s brand new Christmas Tree at 6th Street Plaza at 10AM last December 3rd, 2016. The 16 foot high realistic Christmas tree had been a 4 year planning idea between City of Buckeye and Buckeye Main Street Coalition, a volunteer organization...

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Harold Lyon, Artist Contributes Bold Western Paintings

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

Harold Lyon, Artist Contributes Bold Western Paintings

By: Lara Serbin, Buckeye Main Street Coalition Buckeye Main Street Coalition has recently acquired enough Harold Lloyd Lyon original Western oil paintings to start an art gallery! Lyon, a Canadian artist hit his stride when he started painting rangy cowboys, vaqueros and Arizona desert landscape beginning in the 1980’s.     Naturally, Lyon would be drawn to Historic Downtown Buckeye, Arizona living in his current Goodyear residence. After meeting Lyon initially, Dorothy Lockard, a Buckeye Main Street Coalition member confided, ”He’s a...

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Spring 2016 Newsletter

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Buckeye Main Street Coalition board members, Charlene Powers-Broadbent and Lara Serbin, are facilitating the design and fabrication of sculpture to represent the heritage of Buckeye with iconic symbols such as a tractor, rodeo barrel racer, rodeo roper, cotton boll, and honoring our local servicemen and women. These sculptures will be incorporated with and attached to refuse containers as functioning art for the historic downtown. Fabrication of each sculpture is taking place at the Buckeye Union High School welding shop by students and...

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Public Art for Buckeye

Posted by on Mar 5, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

Public Art for Buckeye

Public Art is part of our history, part of our evolving culture and our collective memory. Public Art reflects and reveals our society and adds meaning to our cities. Jerome is rooted in mining, Payson is Mountain country and Yuma was founded on frontier justice. Buckeye Main Street Coalition is facilitating the design and fabrication of sculpture to represent the heritage of Buckeye with iconic symbols such as a tractor, rodeo barrel racer, rodeo roper, cotton boll and honoring our local servicemen and women. TRACTOR BARREL RACER ROPER...

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Wisdom of Crowds: Bull Weight Winner

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Wisdom of Crowds: Bull Weight Winner

By: Lara Serbin, Buckeye Main Street Coalition A bull waited in a pen by the Buckeye Rotary Beer Saloon, a dog sat in the dusty shade under a table surrounded by rodeo fans having a few cold ones waiting for Buckeye Days Senior Pro Rodeo to start at 3PM last January 30th, 2016. What makes a crowd guess the weight of a bull? Some say if you ask enough people the same question, they might come up with better answers than even the butcher. Waiting for the winner to collect $500.00 winnings at Jones Ford on Yuma Road just South of Interstate 10,...

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