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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!


Old Cars Driving Again

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Blog | 1 comment

Old Cars Driving Again

Stream lined steel against prickly saguaros bouncing along a lonely highway in a Chevy Apache truck with Duane Eddy, Hard Times playing on the radio.  Where did this 1950’s Task Force classic go in Arizona?  How many drive in movies, construction sites or big flat tires in the middle of nowhere did it carry? This truck supposedly came originally from California and rode out to Arizona and then bought from Donnie Gideon of Arizona Gin Supply. Arizona Gin Supply has been repairing cotton gins in Buckeye and other southwestern communities...

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Artists in KC

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Artists in KC

Charlotte Street’s Studio Residency Program was the 3rd out of 4 artsy stops on the National Main Street Kansas City Downtown Walk of Art.  The artist residencies were located on the 6th floor of the Town Pavilion Building.  Once we all got out of the elevator we were given brochures and I quickly snapped a photo of the donor plaques and motto: …WE CULTIVATE THE CONTEMPORARY, THE EXCEPTIONAL, AND THE UNEXPECTED IN THE PRACTICE OF ARTISTS WORKING IN AND ENGAGING WITH THE KANSAS CITY ART COMMUNITY. Charlotte Street Foundation offers free...

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Spring 2018 Newsletter

11/25/17 – Alice Dryer owner of 425 Estate Sale and Buckeye Main Street Coalition Treasurer helps out her customer at Peace, Love & Shop Small Buckeye Event. 10/7/17 – David Calvert of Calvert Shell and Ron Neilson of East Coaster Food Truck enjoy the Buckeye Oktoberfest Car Show. 5/2/17 – Cheryl Sedig, City of Buckeye takes in the view at National Main Street Conference at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania last year… –Download Full Edition Below–

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Purple El Camino Pickup

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Purple El Camino Pickup

Written by: Lara Serbin Buckeye Main Street Coalition Jim and Peggy Henson dominated the Buckeye Car Shows of the past with their hot plum passion 1982 Chevrolet El Camino.  Jim passed away this year.  Peggy must carry the load now just like the Ford Ranchero pickup or as Ford Australia coupe provided, “a vehicle to go to church in on a Sunday and carry the pigs to market on Monday.”  After 15 years of showing the El Camino, this October 7, 2017 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be the final appearance of the 1982 Chevrolet El Camino with crosshatch...

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Spring 2017 Newsletter

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Alejandro Jiminez, welding instructor, and students of Buckeye Union High School install the steel art piece and trash receptacle of Lady Barrel Racer in front of Buckeye City Hall. BMSC bought shatter proof ornaments and decorated the first artificial Christmas tree for downtown. Tree placed on 6th Street Plaza and Monroe by City of Buckeye. National Main Street Conference Milwaukee, WI: Workshops and Tours of other Main Streets… –Download Full Edition Below–

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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 | 1 comment

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 Queen...

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Hollywood Star Don Collier Comes to Buckeye Days

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

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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