Bastrop bench sponsorship program offers residents chance to have names, messages displayed in Main Street District

1 Apr 2021


After nearly a decade, Bastrop has reinstated its Heritage Bench Program which allows residents to purchase a plaque to adorn benches in the city's Main Street District with their names or messages. 

After first selling plaques in 2012 under former Bastrop Main Street Manager Nancy Wood, the program has returned after the Main Street Rehabilitation Project was completed in late November.

Rebecca Gleason, Bastrop’s assistant city manager for community engagement who also serves Main Street director, said one of the goals of the rehabilitation project was to create community gathering spaces and the benches are helping to shape those zones.

In addition to the six benches that were part of the 2012 program, Gleason said 26 new benches have been placed downtown. 

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