The city of Oxford kicks off its Main Street celebration. Oxford was selected as one of three communities-that include Decatur and Monroeville-to participate in this year’s Main Street Alabama. It’s a city program created to help communities cultivate their downtown districts. Main Street Alabama President and State Coordinator Mary Helmer, says this is a time for Oxford to be excited about being one of 13 designated communities across the state of Alabama. Main Street Alabama officials say that Oxford is unique in its downtown area because it has a lot of development around it and the city is right off of the highway. Oxford City Councilwoman Charlotte Hubbard says the program will be a positive impact on all citizens of Oxford in every part of the city. The next step of Oxford’s involvement in the program is for Main Street Alabama to bring in a resource team that will be conducting in depth interviews with consumers, residents and business owners on where they want their downtown to go. The team will be in Oxford from July 23rd through July 25th. Once the interviews are complete, the team will help Oxford leaders make a plan and a vision for what Oxford wants to accomplish. Main Street Alabama’s downtown process is still open for communities who want to apply next year.