Main Street Square receives $400,000 grant

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Main Street Square is able to continue its mission, thanks to a $400,000 grant from the Vucurevich Foundation.

Black Hills FOX Reporter Katrina takes a look at the future of this local non-profit.

The Vucurevich Foundation calls it the crown jewel of downtown Rapid City.

Others call it the living room of downtown where everyone gathers in one place, but it's better known as Main Street Square.

The Foundation awarded the Square a $400,000 grant which they will receive over a five-year time span.

Main Street Square and Destination Rapid City Marketing Manager Karlee Moore says, "We are so thankful for the Vucurevich Foundation. We are very lucky to have them in our community. They do a great job and supporting community events and they're really actually helping us further our mission."

And part of that mission is fostering a sense of community.

Karlee Moore says, "It's really going to help Main Street Square continue to offer free events. We offer approximately 200 free events every year. Main Street Square is really the gathering place of community. It helps locals and visitors alike come together at one central place downtown."

But Main Street Square does more than just host festivals and concerts.

The grant money will also help MSS provide maintenance to downtown Rapid City.

Karlee Moore says, "Something that the public may not know is that Main Street Square also maintain the cleanliness of downtown. That's everything from emptying trash and recycle bins to removing snow in the winter time, planting flowers and then watering them in the summer time. We do more than just Main Street Square events."

Last year the Vucurevich Foundation awarded nearly $6 million in grants to the arts, education, and health services.

To learn more about upcoming events at the Square, visit