Main Street USA is born from project


LIVERMORE FALLS – Livermore Falls Middle School eighth-grade social studies teacher, Debbie Finley, local historian Dennis Stires and Ken Jacques of the Livermore Falls Downtown Betterment Group joined forces and created Main Street USA. As part of the eighth grade’s history project, this event was held to take students back 50 or so years to experience what Main Street was like. “It’s history, education, and its live.” said Stires. The students participated in a “think tank” that was held at the old courtroom, where they were asked to imagine what it will be like when they are 75-or-so years old, and then come back to 2006. The event was the joint effort of the Livermore Falls Betterment Group, downtown merchants, the middle school and local historians. Door prizes were donated by local merchants and many vintage cars were displayed.