On Wednesday, November 10th, the City of Cuba City will receive the awards garnered by its recent Presidential Plaza project. The awards are from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Main Street Program Award for Downtown Innovation and Wisconsin Rural Partners for their Top Rural Development Initiative Award.

The short ceremony will include introductions of the many partners involved in the project and will also include a walk through the Plaza. Things will begin in the Common Council Chambers at Cuba City’s City Hall at 108 N Main Street at 1:00 p.m.

The residents of Cuba City had long expressed their desire for a downtown gathering place. This was noted in the City’s 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update as well as recent high school student surveys. Whether old or young, the community sought a downtown area to enjoy a cup of coffee, or to just “hang out.”

Cuba City is understandably proud of these two Awards as it was when the City won the same WEDC Main Street Award in 2017 for its downtown improvement efforts. That project included a highly successful façade improvement program for downtown businesses, new street lamps and planters. Cuba City is also well known for its “Parade of Presidents” Presidential Shields that adorn the streetlamps.

Cuba City is proud of its Main Street which can boast no empty storefronts and its daily average of 5,200 vehicles per day.

LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.