|Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson set to take the |
inaugural ride on the Main Street Trolley
At a brief ceremony held today at Riverfront Park, Historic Apalachicola Main Street welcomed the arrival of the Main Street Trolley to Apalachicola, followed by an inaugural ride through the city.
|Main Street Trolley|
The trolley was donated to Main Street by Greg Russell, a Tallahassee resident and an Apalachicola home owner. Russell was thanked for the donation by Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson and Augusta West, Executive Director of Historic Apalachicola Main Street during their remarks at the ceremony.
|Inside the Main Street Trolley|
“I want to recognize and give a special thanks to Greg Russell for making this all possible… I extend my sincere gratitude and that of the City of Apalachicola to Greg for his unselfish generosity”, said Johnson.
|Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson, City Commissioner Frank Cook|
Tom Fugate and Valentina Webb enjoying the inaugural ride
aboard the Main Street Trolley
Main Street is an economic development partner with the City of Apalachicola and the trolley will be used by group at events, for special tours, and to promote Apalachicola as an exotic destination that will enhance the town’s economic sustainability for the benefit of both its residents and businesses.
“With the ongoing Water War between Florida and the State of Georgia over the Apalachicola River and with so many other uncertainties looming over the future of Apalachicola Bay and the local seafood industry. As Mayor, I wholeheartedly welcome Main Street’s initiative to provide this type of service and their ongoing commitment to enhance local amenities that will more than likely attract year-round tourism dollars to Apalachicola”, concluded Johnson.
|Apalachicola City Commissioner Mitchell Bartley and Mayor Van Johnson|
Photos by Pam Lewis