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Celebration for Best Community bid held
Friday Aug 28, 2015 11:32am
LAKE JAMES - Frontier Communications hosted a celebration on Thursday night for Fremont and Angola becoming quarter-finalists in the America's Best Communities competition.
America's Best Communities is a $10 million competition designed to revitalize small towns and rural communities.
Angola and Fremont won $50,000 for getting through the first round.
They will find out in January if they advanced.
Angola Mayor Dick Hickman said they were going after the top prize of $3 million.
Fremont Town Judge Chris Snyder said there was a natural rivalry between the two communities but they will work together on this project.
Steuben County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Dave Koenig says the community revitalization plans have to be put together by November 6th.
Plans include developing the Northern Lakes Enterprise Center, developing a technology park in the U.S. 20/I-69 corridor and working on the shovel ready site on Fremont's west side.